Microsoft RMS for individuals!

RMS stands for Rights Management Services.

RMS historically was only available on corporate networks and required the appropriate infrastructure to support it.

Yesterday Microsoft announced free RMS is now available for individuals.  The best part is that it is free.

Now anyone can protects their own files with encryption through RMS.



 How RMS Works

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How to reset an AD RMS Client

A while back I had to un-deploy an old AD RMS deployment and then deploy a new AD RMS cluster. After deploying the new RMS some of the clients on the network did not have Permission (RMS) under the Options tab within Outlook. I narrowed it down to those clients that used RMS when the old RMS implementation was still in place. There is a way to reset these clients so that they can start over and connect to the new RMS server.

This can...

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How to install Active Directory Rights Management Services

One of the best features of Active Directory in Windows server 2008 is a security tool called Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). AD RMS allows organizations to secure content such as word documents, excel spread sheets, email’s and even can be integrated in SharePoint. A user would need to be authenticated before they could access the data from any of those content sources. I know this topic has been covered before but I wanted to post the steps from my deployment of AD RMS.

A Windows Server 2008 domain is required before you begin.

On the server you will deploy AD RMS on:

  • Open Server manager
  • Expand Roles
  • Right click and select Add New Roles
  • Click Next
  • Select AD Rights management Services and click next


The following roles will need to be added as well.

  • Click Add Required Role Services.


  • Click Next

You can explore more about AD RMS on the next window by clicking any of the links. When done click next.


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