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Error message when you use the SecureStorageBackup tool to restore encryption keys on a computer that is running Operations Manager 2007: "Invalid password!"

SYMPTOMS
You back up the encryption keys of the Root Management Server by using the SecureStorageBackup tool on a computer that is running Operations Manager 2007. However, when you try to restore the encryption keys by using the SecureStorageBackup tool in command-line mode, you receive the following error message:
Invalid password!
CAUSE
This issue occurs because the password that you created in the backup operation contains a dollar sign ($), an exclamation point (!), or a caret (^).
RESOLUTION
Follow the resolutions that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
946421 The Root Management Server encryption key is unavailable after you replace or reinstall the Root Management Server server in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
REFERENCES
For more information about how to back up the Root Management Server Encryption Key, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information about how to restore the Root Management Server Encryption Key, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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Article ID: 976593 - Last Review: 12/02/2009 07:04:01 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007

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