Step 12 - Create SCP in Accounts Forest

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

This step explains how to create the Service Connection Point (SCP) in the accounts forest. This will allow the clients in the accounts forest to locate the AD RMS cluster without having to use the registry overrides. Prior to completing this step, be sure that the Rights Management Services Administration Toolkit with SP2 has been downloaded and installed on

To create the Service Connection Point

  1. Log on to as Administrator.

  2. Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open: box, and click OK. This will bring up the command shell.

  3. Navigate to C:\Program Files\RMS SP2 Administration Toolkit\ADScpRegister.

  4. Enter the following at the prompt: ADScpRegister registerscp and then press ENTER.

  5. Once that has Successfully committed SCP changes to AD close the command window.


At this point, the SCP should be registered. This can be verified by using ADSI Edit. Connect to the configuration context and drill down to CN=Services\CN=RightsManagementServices\CN=SCP. You can view the properties of the SCP from here.

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Implementing the Procedures in this Document