Adding Microsoft Federation Gateway Support

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

Windows ServerĀ® 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) must be installed on every server in your Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) cluster before you can add Microsoft Federation Gateway Support to the servers in your cluster.

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


Before adding Microsoft Federation Gateway Support, back up the AD RMS configuration database.

To add Microsoft Federation Gateway Support

  1. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type:



Do not run this command if the AD RMS snap-in is open in the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). If you do, the command will not respond until you close the AD RMS MMC snap-in.

  1. Repeat step 1 on all other servers in the AD RMS cluster.


Before uninstalling Service Pack 1 for Windows ServerĀ® 2008 R2, you must remove Microsoft Federation Gateway Support from the AD RMS cluster. Failure to do this may cause an inconsistent configuration of your AD RMS cluster. For more information, see Removing Microsoft Federation Gateway Support.

See Also


Using Windows PowerShell to Administer AD RMS
Understanding the AD RMS Administration Provider Namespace
Installing Microsoft Federation Gateway Support
Configuring Microsoft Federation Gateway Support