Tool to determine the validity dates of your application manifests.

As I’m sure many of the people subscribed to this blog have realized, it is important to be able to discover the validity dates in your application manifests to determine if and when a particular cert-chain will expire so you can take appropriate actions prior to the chain expiration. Here is a tool that you can…


Cannot Open Office 2003 Documents Protected with RMS

================================================= UPDATE: The following patches are available to correct the issue noted below. For now you need to call support (1-800-936-4900) and reference one of the below KBs to obtain them, but it will be a no-charge incident. Keep in mind that you *must* be up to Office 2003 SP3 in order to install these hotfixes. (Office…


Passport users may no longer be able to open RMS protected content from Enterprise RMS installations.

Ok. So it appears all kinds of funkiness with the passport service has caused problems with any organization that has decided to trust Passport based RACs. So….in order to correct the problem, you will need to re-apply that trust to your RMS installation, so you can obtain an updated TUD cert from the Passport service. Please note…


New videos available around ADRMS

Hey check it out. Apparently we released some new videos surrounding ADRMS: Coolness! -Jason


Passport RMS Service Experiencing Technical Difficulties

UPDATE: 12/2/2009 – Patch is applied. Everything should be back to normal. The Microsoft PG worked through the holidays and everything on this to get it fixed and applied. This was a really quick turn-around given the complexity of the fix. Thanks for the dedication!! UPDATE: I just received word that the product group is in the…


Learning about ADRMS. Finally….

I know it was about a year ago, I promised that I would put up some training materials for ADRMS. Well I will be teaching some support engineers at Microsoft about ADRMS, and how to support it. Part of this class (which will be available to customers at some point) contains lab materials. I recorded…


Free Bulk Protection Tool – Get it while it’s hot.

Congratulations to the bulk protection tool team for getting this tool delivered ahead of schedule.  This tool can be used to perform E-Discovery of content for litigation or audit purposes, safeguard existing sensitive information on company shares, and also works in conjunction with the File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) feature in Windows Server 2008 R2…


Managing your ADRMS database

For all those interested in best practices for ADRMS Performance and Logging, check out this technet section.  -Jason


Nothing to do with RMS – Protect your home machines.

For anyone that didn’t know Microsft has released a *free* Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware/Malware application that you can stick on all of your home machines. I am running it on all of mine at home, and it works great. The best kind of AV product is one you don’t know is there….until you need it.  Check it…


Do you know how to get a message directly to the ADRMS product group?

For those of you that don’t know, the ADRMS development team actually has their own blog. They have been posting articles out there with some good information, and it is an ‘official’ ADRMS blog, unlike mine, which is just a bunch of crazy ramblings I’ve put together in the early morning hours so I have…