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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Have a heart. Search the internet and make money for your favorite charity or school.

So here is a blog post that has nothing to do with RMS, and that I just ran into…well sadly today…and thought it was worth posting. You can make money for your favority charity or school by simply using the live.com search engine located here http://club.live.com/searchandgive.aspx. You have to use a search engine anyways, and…

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A little bit about another HSM vendor – The other white meat.

So I just finished up a day of HSM (Hardware Security Module) training using the SafeNET HSMs (Luna) delivered by Bob Woodard, and Skip Norton. All I can say is wow! These HSMs are very cool. The initial setup takes a little bit of time (well for someone who has never done it anyways), but all…

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Demystifying RMS Extranet connection problems.

I regularly get calls from customers who have set an extranet cluster URL for their RMS infrastructure, however seem to be unable to connect to that URL when opening content externally. It is important to note that the CLC file located in a users C:\Documents and Settings\profile\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\DRM directory, is the publishing certificate for all…

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The DOs and DON’Ts of RMS

DO use CNAME records for your RMS cluster URL. This will alow you to load balance, and or do disaster recovery by simply changing the A record that the CNAME record points to. DON’T use the netbios name of the machine as the cluster URL. DO make a back-ups of your SLC and Publishing Certificate located…

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For Sale: Everything you ever wanted to know about RMS

Price: 1 Soul. :)~ Actually, I’m planning on putting together a short series of videos going through the ins and outs of RMS. I’ll post them here as I get done with each series. People seem to understand alot better when they see it, rather than read it.  -Jason Note: I was joking about the…

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RMS Problem – Outlook complains: ‘Manifest does not match the executable’

I’ve seen this issue creeping up more and more lately and thought I’d post the fix, while we look into the ‘why’s’. When trying to open RMS protected content via Outlook you may receive the error: “Manifest does not match the executable, recreate the manifest by rebuilding the application.” This error happens because the Outlook…

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