Defining Trust Policies

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

You can define trusted user and publishing domains as follows:

  • Trusted user domains. When you add a user domain, RMS can process requests for use licenses from users whose rights account certificates were issued by an RMS installation in a different Active Directory forest; in other words, a different root cluster. You add a trusted user domain by importing the server licensor certificate of the RMS installation to trust.

  • Trusted publishing domains. Adding a publishing domain allows one RMS server to issue use licenses against publishing licenses that were issued by a different RMS server. You add a trusted publishing domain by importing the server licensor certificate and private key of the server to trust.

For more information, see “Adding and Removing Trusted User Domains” and “Adding and Removing Trusted Publishing Domains” later in this subject. For step-by-step instructions, see “Establish Trust Policies” later in this subject.