Right about now, alot of the early adopters of RMS are probably noticing some strange events in your event log either alluding to the fact that your SLC (Server Licensor Certificate) is about to expire, or worse…RMS had stopped working and you see this:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: RMS
Event Category: (1)
Event ID: 18
Time: XX:XX:XX PM
The server licensor certificate has expired. Install a new server licensor
certificate to enable the server to accept new license requests.
You may frantically flail your arms about and run around in circles screaming like a third grade girl* (thats what our admin does anyways <jk>), or you may get out your handy dandy technet, and start searching, and probably come up empty, which is when the panic, cold sweats, and diarrhea kick in.
Relax my readers, it is quite simple to renew the SLC. It is actually one of the easiest things to fix, but alot of people can’t seem to figure it out for some reason. It may be ‘too obvious’. All you have to do is open the RMS Admin console, click on ‘Administer RMS on this website’, and right there on the front page, below the Cluster URL information is a big grey button that say’s ‘RENEW’.
Click it. You’re done.
Wasn’t that easy? Go take a swig of cherry flavored Pepto, and relax…you still have a job. 🙂
* If you are a third grade girl, I apologize if this statement offended you.