AD RMS Client 1.0 Deployment and Usage Considerations

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) is an information protection technology that works with enabled applications to help safeguard digital information from unauthorized use. Content owners can define exactly how a recipient can use the information, such as who can open, modify, print, forward, or take other actions on the information.

AD RMS includes server side technologies as well as client side technologies. On the client, an RMS client must be in place, RMS enabled applications must be deployed and information protection policies and templates must be delivered.

In this paper we describe the best practices for safely and efficiently getting all those components in place on the client, as well as options for configuring the clients in different scenarios.


This guide was originally written for and applies to the original AD RMS client, AD RMS Client 1.0. An updated AD RMS client, AD RMS Client 2.0, is now available. For more information on this updated client, see AD RMS Client 2.0 Deployment Notes.

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AD RMS Client 1.0 Deployment