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Expanding the Basic Infrastructure

Updated: June 1, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

In larger RMS deployments, ensure that your infrastructure is set up to support additional servers in the RMS root and licensing-only clusters. The following items should be included in your deployment plans.

DNS Registration

Make sure that any DNS registration entries that expose the virtual IP address to the extranet also exposes the address to the intranet.

If DNS registration is not done for the intranet, internal client license requests will fail. If you cannot modify the DNS settings, the hosts table of each server that is in the cluster can be modified to map the cluster URL to the cluster’s virtual IP address. DNS registration needs to be done before the service is provisioned; if you have already provisioned the service, you must remove RMS from the server and then repeat the provisioning process.

Load Balancing

Set up the required hardware and software to enable the deployment of load-balancing servers, the Network Load Balancing service, or hardware load balancing, as appropriate, to distribute the requests across the cluster.

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