Using a SQL Cname on WS08, when provisioning RMS

I thought (and a few other people as well) this particular subject warranted a blog post, instead of just a comment I made a while back to a poster. As a matter of best business practices, I have preached over and over again the importance of using cname records for your RMS cluster url and…

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Troubleshooting group expansion problems with RMS

I’ve had many customers call and ask me why when they send a mail to a ‘group’ some of those users cannot open the message, while some of them can. I wrote a script that I have them run that will give me some important information. -I usually want to make sure that the group…

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How to tell *who* is using RMS in your environment quickly.

I’ve had several customers ask me for a quick way to get a list of all of the users that are using RMS. The admin UI, will tell you how many people are, but not ‘who’ is using it.   Here is a vbscript I wrote that should tell you (assuming you have access to…

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Running the XPS System.Security.RightsManagement SDK samples – What I learned.

So I recently had a customer call me regarding the XPS SDK samples. (Make sure you setup your pre-production environment according to the SDK instructions.) I had all kinds of E_DRM_MANIFEST_POLICY_VIOLATION troubles, but here is how I got around it. The samples can be downloaded from here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/6/e/f6e32974-726e-4054-96af-9c747bf89a6e/RightsManagedPackagePublish.exe http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/6/e/f6e32974-726e-4054-96af-9c747bf89a6e/RightsManagedPackageViewer.exe (Make sure you have .NET 3.0…

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