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KB: Server Licensor Certificate Duration for Windows RMS Extended to 7150 Days

Just a quick FYI on a new Knowledge Base article we published today regarding the SLC for RMS. Windows Rights Management Services clusters that are based on Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2003 R2 use a root certificate (also called Server Licensor Certificate or SLC) that is issued by a service hosted by Microsoft….

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KB: Installing Active Directory Rights Management Services fails with error ID 204

Here’s a new KB we published on an issue where trying to install AD RMS fails with a 204 error. This normally is caused by corruption in the Service Connection Point and we have information on how to fix it in the article below: 2799251 – Installing Active Directory Rights Management Services fails with error…

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An Expired SLC in AD RMS?

In the world of technical support, issues seem to appear in clusters at times. I’ve just had a couple of issues where the AD RMS server licensor certificate (SLC) expired. The the olden days, as my kids call it, RMS v1 had an SLC with a two year validity. Hence it needed to be renewed…


Microsoft Rights Management Client Fix Information

UPDATE (08/15/12): The new and maintained home for this information is on our wiki, here: Microsoft Rights Management Client Fix Information. With the recent Windows 8 RTM I wanted to pull together a list of IRM related fixes. These are fixes for both the client and Office. Here are some notes about this information. This…


AD RMS Server Returns HTTP 500 (part 2)

I am seeing more ways to get an HTTP 500 error out of IIS… I do want to go on record and point out that when IIS configurations prevent RMS from working it really isn’t an RMS issue. I concede the point that you don’t care why your RMS isn’t working, you just want it…


AD RMS Server Returns IIS 500 Errors

I’ve seen a rash of these cases recently. It’s ranged from not being able to configure IRM integration on SharePoint (hence my earlier post) to just about any client interaction with RMS server symptom. The client will report some error. The AD RMS server side is quiet. You have to dig into the IIS server…


New Wiki Content–Removing Old RMS Servers

Out of nowhere I get three different sources asking me how to clean up old servers out of the RMS infrastructure. I was hesitant to tell folks to go poking around in the RMS configuration database. However the edits are benign enough and we all back up our databases so I put it out there….