To Unprovision RMS

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

To perform this procedure, you must be logged on locally to the administration Web site with a domain user account that is a member of the Administrators group. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

When you unprovision a server, it is removed from the ClusterServer table of the configuration database. When you unprovision the last server in a cluster, the directory services database is deleted from SQL Server. When you unprovision the last server in the root cluster, you must manually unregister the RMS service connection point (SCP). Unprovisioning and uninstalling will not remove the SCP from Active Directory.

If you choose to uninstall the last server in a root cluster before you have unprovisioned it, you will be warned that the site has not yet been unprovisioned and that the SCP will not be removed from Active Directory. However, if you select Yes to continue, the site will be unprovisioned for you. Uninstallation will not remove the service connection point from Active Directory.

Unprovisioning RMS

To Unprovision RMS

  1. Log on to the server as a member of the local Administrator group on which you want to unprovision RMS.

  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Windows RMS, and then click Windows RMS Administration to open the Global Administration page.

  3. Next to the Web site on which RMS is provisioned, click Remove RMS from this Web site, and then click OK.

  4. Click Unregister URL on the RMS service connection point Web page to unregister the SCP from Active Directory.