Can RMS configured in DC? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Here is the situation:
    1. We have 3 VMWare Virtual Server 2.0.
    2. 3 server installed with Windows Server 2003 R2 64bit with SP2.
    3. Server #1 = AD + RMS, Server #2 = MOSS + SQL, Server #3 = RMS Client.
    4. We have followed exactly steps that provided by Microsoft.
    5. We can access this page from MOSS server as mentioned in Microsoft TechNet. https://rms.abc.com/_wmcs/Certification/ServerCertification.asmx
    6. After configured everything, and RMS page can access from MOSS, but MOSS can not integrate with RMS.
    7. In event log, I found something as below.

    Event ID: 5058

    Information Rights Management (IRM): There was a problem while trying to activate a rights account certificate.
    Unspecified connection error. Try activating again later.

    Additional Data
    Error value: 8004cf3b
    Server URL: https://rms.abc.com/_wmcs/Certification

    Here is the questions:
    1. Can RMS work with virtual server?
    2. Can RMS configure in AD/DC?

    I am thinking what to share :)
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, July 28, 2009 3:16 AM Admin q - though not strictly a MOSS one. (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion)
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 3:12 AM


  • Hi Bobbycnc,


    Based on my research, we can install ADRMS on Window server 2008 DC. In Windows server 2008, ADRMS act as a server role, we can install it via server manager.


    However, in Windows server 2003, we need to download RMS installation package and install it. Before you install RMS, you need to create two user accounts: RMSSRVC, RMSADMIN. You must also add the account RMSADMIN as a member to the local administrators group, however on a domain controller, there isn’t any local administrators groups.


    So I recommend that installing RMS on a domain member server not on a domain controller. In additional, you can install RMS on virtual server, for example, Virtual PC, I am not sure the VMWare.


    For more information about AD RMS and SharePoint server 2007, please refer to the following articles:


    Installing Windows Rights Management Services with Service Pack 2 Step-by-Step Guide



    AD RMS Deployment with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Step-by-Step Guide



    If anything is unclear, feel free to let me know.


    Rock Wang

    Rock Wang– MSFT
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 11:53 AM

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