3.1.2 Activate a Subordinate RMS Server

An RMS server can be deployed as a subordinate to another RMS server. A root RMS server grants the subordinate RMS server the right to perform only certain licensing tasks by issuing a subordinate SLC that is based its own SLC. For a subordinate RMS server, this process replaces the standard RMS server bootstrapping process defined in [MS-RMPR] section 3.1.3.

To enroll, the subordinate RMS server requests an SLC by sending a SubEnroll request ([MS-RMPRS] section 3.3.4.1) to the root RMS server. Then, to establish trust, the subordinate RMS server requests a limited licensor certificate from the root RMS server by using the GetLicensorCertificate operation ([MS-RMPRS] section 3.4.4.1).