RMS Precertification Service

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

The pre-certification service runs only on the RMS root cluster. This service enables a server to request a rights account certificate on behalf of a user, and can be used to develop custom applications. Some examples that use this service are Microsoft Exchange ServerĀ 2007 and Microsoft Office SharePoint ServerĀ 2007.

The pre-certification service application file, Precertification.asmx, is located in the Certification virtual directory that is in IIS.

For more information about developing custom applications, see the Windows Rights Management Services Technology Documentation in the MSDN Library http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=32972.

The default access control list on this service is shown in the following table:

User or Group Default Permission


Full Control

RMS Service Group

Read and Execute


Full Control


Read and Execute