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 is not a complete list. I may have missed some. However these are the fixes I encounter in my life as an RMS support person.
  • The list assumes the latest service pack version is installed on the OS. I am not going to call out any fixes for Windows 7 RTM or Windows XP SP2, and etc.
  • Earlier this year the v2 rights management client was released. I’ll refer to the v1 client as MSDRM and v2 as MSIPC.


OS Version Rights Management (RM) Client RM Client Fixes
Windows XP v1 SP2 client install required (MSDRM) KB 979099
Windows Vista Included in OS (MSDRM) KB 979099, KB 977624
Windows 7 Included in OS (MSDRM) KB 979099
Windows 8 Included in OS (MSDRM) N/A


Office Version Rights Management (RM) Client Office Fixes
2003 MSDRM  
2007 MSDRM  
2010 MSDRM KB 2687297


Office 15 adds the MSIPC client on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. There is no separate install needed and there are no fixes needed.

I’ll be making this information a Wiki post and will maintain it there. I’ll add that link when I get it done.

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