Event ID 188 — AD RMS Cluster Configuration

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Servers in an Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) cluster are configured to both send and receive requests from AD RMS clients, other servers in the AD RMS cluster, and the AD RMS databases.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 188
Source: Active Directory Rights Management Services
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: CryptographicServiceProviderParameterInvalidEvent
Message: The configuration of the cryptographic service provider (CSP) is not valid.


Enter required information for cryptographic service provider and key container

If a hardware-based cryptographic storage provider (CSP) is used during an AD RMS installation, the AD RMS installation must be able to read the keys from the hardware-based CSP. If it cannot read the keys, the AD RMS installation does not function correctly. Consult the CSP manufacturer to see if the CSP is compatible with AD RMS. The key must be an asymmetric RSA key pair with key length of 1024 bits.


To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the local Users group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Note: Microsoft Office Word 2007 is used as an example in this section. Any AD RMS-enabled application can be used in place of Word 2007.

To verify that AD RMS is configured correctly, do the following:

  1. Log on to an AD RMS-enabled client computer.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, and then click Microsoft Office Word 2007.
  3. In the new document type This is a test document.
  4. Click the Microsoft Office Start Button, point to Prepare, point to Restrict Permissions, and then click Restricted Access.
  5. Select the Restrict permissions to this document check box.
  6. Type another AD RMS user's e-mail address in the Read box, and then click OK.
  7. Send this file to the person who was granted access in step 6.
  8. Have this person open the document and verify that he or she cannot do anything else with the document such as print it.

AD RMS Cluster Configuration

Active Directory Rights Management Services