Adding an Extranet Cluster URL

Updated: October 22, 2009

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

The extranet cluster URLs are used by Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) clients that are outside of your internal network to connect to the AD RMS cluster for licensing and certification. Be sure to register the URLs in your Domain Name System (DNS), and verify that they are available from the Internet.

If you are adding extranet cluster URLs to an existing AD RMS cluster, new client licensor certificates (CLC) must be obtained by the current AD RMS clients. The extranet cluster URLs are added to the Extranet-License-Acquisition-URL field in the issuance license and used in AD RMS client service discovery.

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

To set the extranet cluster URLs

  • At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type:

    Set-ItemProperty -Path <drive>:\ -Name ExtranetLicensingUrl -Value <LicensingURL>

    Set-ItemProperty -Path <drive>:\ -Name ExtranetCertificationUrl -Value <CertificationURL>

    where <drive> is the name of the Windows PowerShell drive, <LicensingURL> is the extranet URL for licensing services, and <CertificationURL> is the extranet URL for certification services.

For example, if you have created a Windows PowerShell drive named Z:, to set both extranet URLs to secure sockets layer (SSL) URLs for a server named, type:

Set-ItemProperty -Path Z:\ -Name ExtranetLicensingURL -Value

Set-ItemProperty -Path Z:\ -Name ExtranetCertificationURL -Value

See Also


Using Windows PowerShell to Administer AD RMS
Understanding the AD RMS Administration Provider Namespace
Configuring AD RMS Cluster Properties

Other Resources

AD RMS Client Service Discovery