New Technical White Paper: Deploying AD RMS at Microsoft

A technical white paper, Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services at Microsoft, has recently been made available on TechNet. This white paper is the result of the collaborative effort of Microsoft’s consulting,  user assistance, and internal IT organizations. Its purpose is to give you some visibility into the AD RMS deployment process and to help you learn from Microsoft’s own deployment experience.

The following brief excerpt summarizes the subjects covered:
Since the worldwide implementation of AD RMS at Microsoft, each day, an average of approximately 5,000 documents and e-mail messages are protected to be consumed by 80,000 unique users. These numbers continually grow as an increasing number of users adopt AD RMS technologies as their preferred means of helping to protect their confidential e-mail and documents.

This paper discusses the need that Microsoft IT had for protecting confidential business data, the reasons for deploying RMS over other possible solutions, and how AD RMS works. This paper also offers detailed lessons learned and best practices derived from the RMS server and client deployment and usage experience of Microsoft IT.