Archiving a Rights Policy Template

Updated: October 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

Archived templates are not exported to the template export location and are not distributed by the template distribution pipeline. After the client computers refresh their rights policy templates, the archived templates are no longer available to users for publishing new content. At the same time, archived templates allow the server to continue issuing use licenses for content already published against them.

Membership in the local AD RMS Template Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To archive a rights policy template

  1. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type:

    Get-ChildItem -Path <drive>:\RightsPolicyTemplate

    where <drive> is the name of the Windows PowerShell drive. Note the ID of the rights policy template that you want to view.

  2. Set-ItemProperty -Path <drive>:\RightsPolicyTemplate\<template_ID> -Name IsDistributed -Value $false

    where <drive> is the name of the Windows PowerShell drive, and <template_ID> is the ID of the template you found in the preceding step.


Rather than typing out the entire rights policy template ID on the command line, you can type the first few characters and then press the TAB key. Windows PowerShell will then complete the ID for you.

See Also


Using Windows PowerShell to Administer AD RMS
Understanding the AD RMS Administration Provider Namespace
Configuring Rights Policy Templates

Other Resources

Understanding Rights Policy Templates
Understanding Rights Enforcement