50,000 seats are assigned to the RIGHTSMANAGEMENT_ADHOC SKU in your Office 365 organization

Note

Office 365 ProPlus is being renamed to Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. For more information about this change, read this blog post.

Note

Microsoft Azure Information Protection was previously known as Microsoft Azure Rights Management.

Problem

In your Office 365 subscription, you see that 50,000 seats are assigned to the RIGHTSMANAGEMENT_ADHOC SKU. For example, when you run the Get-MsolAccountSku Microsoft Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell cmdlet, you receive output that resembles the following:

Windows PowerShell
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PS C:\> Connect-MsolService
PS C:\> Get-MsolAccountSku
AccountSkuId ActiveUnits WarningUnits ConsumedUnits
------------ ----------- ------------ -------------
YourO365:INTUNE_A 25 0 1
YourO365:RIGHTSMANAGEMENT_ADHOC 50000 0 1
YourO365:ENTERPRISEPACK 25 0 7
------------------------------------------------------------- 

Cause

The RIGHTSMANAGEMENT_ADHOC entry represents the "Rights Management for individuals" subscription. This is a free offering that anyone in an organization can use after they sign up.

When a person in your organization signs up for this offering, Microsoft allocates 50,000 seats of RIGHTSMANAGEMENT_ADHOC to your organization. Licenses will be assigned to users only if they sign up.

The existence of the RIGHTSMANAGEMENT_ADHOC SKU in your list of SKUs does not affect Microsoft Azure Rights Management functionality or any other Office 365 functionality. Microsoft does not charge for this SKU.

Solution

You can safely ignore the RIGHTSMANAGEMENT_ADHOC SKU entry.

If Azure Rights Management is disabled in your organization, Azure Rights Management functionality will remain disabled. An update will be available in the future to manage this SKU.

More information

For more information about Azure Rights Management for individuals, seeĀ Introducing Microsoft Rights Management for individuals.

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