Removing the AD RMS Server Role

Updated: October 22, 2009

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

You can use a Windows PowerShell cmdlet to remove the Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) server role from a server.


If you are removing every server in the AD RMS cluster, be sure to first decommission AD RMS and remove all protection from the content that is rights-protected by this AD RMS cluster. For more information, see Decommissioning AD RMS.
If you are only removing one AD RMS server from the cluster, you do not need to decommission the AD RMS environment because other servers continue to issue certification and licensing requests to AD RMS users.

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

To remove the AD RMS server role

  • At a Windows PowerShell command prompt, type:

    Import-Module ADRMS


See Also


Using Windows PowerShell to Deploy AD RMS
AD RMS Deployment Cmdlets
Installing an AD RMS Cluster
Joining an Existing Cluster
Adding or Removing Federated Identity Support
Decommissioning AD RMS

Other Resources

Removing an AD RMS Cluster