Fixing your half-baked ADRMS upgrade – Post Mortem

I’ve had a few customers call me recently that for whatever reason, they ended up with a half-baked upgrade. By half-baked, I mean that your DRMS_Logging database, and your logging components do not get updated. By *upgrade* I mean from RMS V1 to ADRMS on Windows 2008 (Not RMS V1 service pack upgrade). You’ll know…

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Where’s the RMS toolkit..and my other…what the…!?!

I just went and visited http://www.microsoft.com/rms, my *second* favorite site in the whole world, and it is now being redirected to http://www.microsoft.com/ida. Great!!! Now where are all of my downloads? Rather than digging all over the site to locate my beloved downloads I’ve linked to them here. RMS Server SP2RMS SP2 IA64 ClientRMS SP2 x64…

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A quick a dirty script to identify RMS content, and it’s owner.

I wrote this script a while back that shows a quick way to scan all documents in a folder, and see if it is rights protected, then display the file name, and the owner. It’s not pretty, but it gets the job done. I had someone ask me for it, and it took a while…

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RMS and RSA teaming up!! It begins…

Big news coming down from the mothership today. Microsoft and EMC are partnering up to provide DLP classification to your organization. Suuuuhhhhweeet!!!  http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/dec08/12-04EMCRSAPR.mspx This is just the beginning… In the words of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, “You ain’t seen nothing yet!” -Jason  

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Protecting Your Assests exclusive: New version of IRMCheck, released here.

The RMS SP2 toolkit, has been out for quite a while, and the version of IRMCheck that ships with it needed an upgrade. Since there will not be (at least in the immediate future) a new release of a toolkit (since most of the tools included with it are no longer needed for 2008), IRMCheck is…

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De-humidifying the RMS logging database. (A.K.A. De-mystifying.)

I had someone e-mail me today about a little known *secret* regarding the RMS logging database. They asked if there was a way to make it smaller, and pick what things you want logged. Well, one answer is you can make it *really* small by turning off logging completely through the RMS Admin console (it…

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XPS Error – Failed to initialize rights management. Contact your network administrator or support personnel.

Someone posted a problem on this thread a while back that sort of went unanswered for a while…well at least went without a *good* answer. http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3980838&SiteID=1&mode=1 I thought I’d post my answer to this blog as well for people trying to use the XPSViewer to protect XPS files using the Passport service, that don’t have…

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Error message when e-mailing a link to an IRM protected document in MOSS.

The MOSS support team recently ran into a customer issue, where the customer would send an e-mail to another user that contained a link to a file on a MOSS server that was in an IRM protected document library. The user trying to open the resource would receive the error: “Cannot Open the File. Internet…

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Another thing I always forget….how to turn on Server-Side Tracing on RMS V2

Here is another blog written selfishly, because I always forget where I put the entries that need to be added to the web.config files, in the offending pipeline, when needing to troubleshoot an RMS issue. If you are having problems with RMS, and your standard IRMCheck, and DebugView checks are bearing no fruit, on a WS2008…

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