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Deploy Rights Policy Templates Manually

Updated: December 30, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

If you choose to configure the registry settings directly on the client computers, you must create the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\DRM\AdminTemplatePath

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Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on the computer.

For the registry value, you must specify the path to the templates folder. You can create the registry setting using a data type of REG_SZ or REG_EXPAND_SZ.

If you create the AdminTemplatePath registry entry with a data type of REG_SZ, you must specify the explicit path for the templates folder, such as C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\DRM. If you create the AdminTemplatePath with a data type of REG_EXPAND_SZ you can specify the path using environment variables, for example, % allusersprofile%\ Application Data\Microsoft\DRM.

Once this registry entry is created, you must copy the templates files manually from the exported template location path. If you are using Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows 7 as your AD RMS client, the rights policy templates are automatically managed when the automatic rights policy template management feature is enabled. For more information about deploying rights policy templates, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=81070.

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