Removing the Web Service (Unprovisioning RMS)

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

After the RMS server has been decommissioned and all RMS protection has been removed, the Web service can be removed by using the following steps:

  • From the Global Administration page, select Remove RMS from this website.

The next step depends on the type of server being removed, although in all cases RMS will be removed from IIS.

  • If the server is part of a cluster (and not the last server in the cluster), no additional steps are necessary.

  • If the server is the final RMS server in the organization, keep the configuration and logging database, but remove the service connection point (SCP) within the Active Directory.