7 Appendix B: Product Behavior

The information in this specification is applicable to the following Microsoft products or supplemental software. References to product versions include updates to those products.

The terms "earlier" and "later", when used with a product version, refer to either all preceding versions or all subsequent versions, respectively. The term "through" refers to the inclusive range of versions. Applicable Microsoft products are listed chronologically in this section.

  • Windows Server 2003 operating system

  • Windows Server 2008 operating system

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system

  • Windows Server 2012 operating system

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system

  • Windows Server 2016 operating system

  • Windows Server operating system

  • Windows Server 2019 operating system

  • Windows Server 2022 operating system

Exceptions, if any, are noted in this section. If an update version, service pack or Knowledge Base (KB) number appears with a product name, the behavior changed in that update. The new behavior also applies to subsequent updates unless otherwise specified. If a product edition appears with the product version, behavior is different in that product edition.

Unless otherwise specified, any statement of optional behavior in this specification that is prescribed using the terms "SHOULD" or "SHOULD NOT" implies product behavior in accordance with the SHOULD or SHOULD NOT prescription. Unless otherwise specified, the term "MAY" implies that the product does not follow the prescription.

<1> Section 2.1: RMS supports HTTPS for securing its communications, although Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is not configured by default.

<2> Section The Windows RMS server does not return the VersionData header with error responses.

<3> Section All versions of the RMS server use a MinimumVersion of for all SOAP responses.

The MaximumVersion value for SOAP responses in the RMS: ISV Extension Protocol changes by version:

  • RMS 1.0 and RMS 1.0 SP1 use a MaximumVersion of

  • RMS 1.0 SP2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 use a MaximumVersion of

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and later use a MaximumVersion of for all SOAP responses.

<4> Section  AuthenticationMode is Windows.

<5> Section  <AuthenticationMode> is Windows.

<6> Section 5.1.1: RMS Server disables the Decommissioning interface by default. If it is enabled by an administrator, all regular functions of the RMS server are disabled. Reverting from a decommissioned state is not supported.