RMS Server Service

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

The Server service runs only on the RMS root cluster. The Server service exposes a request that is made by a client by using online publishing to retrieve a server licensor certificate.

The server service application file, Server.asmx, is located in the Certification virtual directory that is in IIS.

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