An Expired SLC in AD RMS?

In the world of technical support, issues seem to appear in clusters at times. I’ve just had a couple of issues where the AD RMS server licensor certificate (SLC) expired. The the olden days, as my kids call it, RMS v1 had an SLC with a two year validity. Hence it needed to be renewed…


AD RMS Wiki

I wanted to call out the AD RMS wiki that a lot of us are working on. There is some great content from a varied source of authors. I know that we are working to push good content out. I know the format of the current page is not the greatest, and we’ll be cleaning…


RMS errors with XP IE7 and Office 2007

Our RMS brother from Germany, Uwe, had the following RMS encounter. He wanted to share it on the blog. Recently had an interesting issue with a customer where Windows XP SP3 clients with Office 2007 SP2 were not able to create or consume RMS protected content. Some clients may receive the following error. Microsoft Office…


SharePoint 2010 and IRM Integration

This was a very odd corner case. It started with a problem configuring IRM integration on a SharePoint 2010 server. In the SharePoint 2010 Central Administration portal while specifying the Information Rights Management settings the following error occurs. "The required Windows Rights Management client is present but the server could not be accessed. IRM will…


Tip o' the day: 12/05/2006 - Moving your RMS SQL Dbase to another server.

Problem: Your new boss decides that he wants the key machines within your forest to now be professionally named with a purpose, instead of using the funny office names you currently have like ‘DuckButt’, and ‘PickleMonkey’. Maybe you got a new server, and need to move everything onto it, or maybe your old RMS server is becoming…

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Helping customers, help themselves /w IRMCheck Pt 2.

Today I will discuss the certificates section of IRMCheck. I plagiarized most of this from an internal note we had, but it was correct, so why not. 🙂 GIC – Group Identity Certificate. This is also known as a Rights Account Certificate (RAC). (I know, I sometimes wish we were consistent with our naming conventions, too)  This…

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Helping customers, help themselves /w IRMCheck Pt. 1

Download the RMS Toolkit from this location: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B287CEC3-B6CA-4C0B-A9F5-11428092CC3F&displaylang=en This contains an invaluable tool called IRMCheck, that you can run on the clients, that will give you an excellent rundown of where a problem may lie with a client that cannot read RMS protected content. When trying to use Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) and Office…

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