FAQ for Microsoft Rights Management Sharing Application for Windows
This page provides answers to common questions about the Microsoft Rights Management sharing application for Windows.
What can I do with the RMS sharing application?
This cool app enhances File Explorer to allow you to right-click and protect and share a single file, or bulk-protect multiple files or all files within a selected folder.
How do I create a new account to use this app?
Go to http://portal.aadrm.com to create a new account. If your organization already has Windows Azure RMS, you can use your credentials to log in.
Can I sign up with my personal email address?
Not yet. Today, you can sign up only with your business email address. Support for consumer email addresses is coming soon.
When I protect a picture, it creates a PJPG file. What’s that?
A PJPG (or PJPEG) file is a digital photographic image that has been protected with an RMS policy. Only the users with whom you share the file can open it, according to the rights defined in the policy.
I see an option to use custom permissions. What's that?
Custom permissions can be used to limit file access to a specific list of individuals identified by their email addresses and to limit the use of the file to only specific rights, such as read-only rights to a document.
Why do I have to consent before viewing a protected .pfile file?
Consent is required to validate that you are aware of the following:
My question has not been answered. What should I do?
See the Microsoft Rights Management sharing application user's guide for detailed help. You can also click Participate in the forum on the rightmost side of this page to ask a question and have it answered.
"Access Denied" error when protecting a file.
You are trying to protect a file in a directory to which you do not have write access. Copy the file to a directory to which you have write access, and then protect it.
"0x80070032 – The request is not supported" message when attempting to protect a .giff file
We currently don’t support protecting .giff files. Change the file extension to .gif and then protect it.
"Not enough storage is available to complete this operation. Error Code: 0x8007000E."
Are you trying to protect a file larger than 256 MB? We currently cannot protect large files.
Limitations for Office 2010 and Windows Azure RMS
These limitations apply only to this configuration.