Information Rights Management: Stsadm properties (Office SharePoint Server)

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Information Rights Management (IRM) enables content creators to control and protect their documents. The contents of rights-managed documents are encrypted and supplied with an issuance license that imposes restrictions on users. These restrictions vary depending on the level of users' permissions. When you use the IRM Stsadm properties, you choose whether to use the Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) or another rights management platform, set the location of the RMS Server, and use the URL location of a RMS server that is stored in Active Directory. For additional information about Information Rights Management, see Plan Information Rights Management.

The information rights management properties are part of the setproperty and getproperty operations. The syntax for the setproperty operation is:

stsadm -o setproperty

-propertyname <property name>

-propertyvalue <property value>

[-url] <URL>

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

-propertyname <property name>

[-url] <URL>


You can substitute -pn for -propertyname and -pv for -propertyvalue.

The following table describes the information rights management properties.

Property name Description


Specifies the location of the Rights Management Services server.


Specifies that Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 should use the location of the RMS server that is stored in Active Directory, rather than an administrator manually specifying the location of the Windows RMS.


Specifies a rights management platform other than Windows Rights Management Server. If you want to use a Windows RMS server instead of another rights management platform, use the Irmrmsenabled operation.


Controls whether the server should use the Windows RMS infrastructure instead of another rights management platform. If you do not want to use a Windows RMS, then use the Irmaddinsenabled operation.