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Installing an AD RMS Cluster

Published: July 8, 2009

Updated: October 22, 2009

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

Before you can use Windows PowerShell cmdlets to install the Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) server role on a computer running Windows Server® 2008 R2, you must start Windows PowerShell with administrator privileges after logging in with an account that meets the following requirements:

  • The user account that you use to install AD RMS must not be the same account as the AD RMS service account.

  • If you are registering the AD RMS service connection point (SCP) during installation, the user account that you use to install AD RMS must be a member of the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Enterprise Admins group, or equivalent.

  • If you are using an external database server for the AD RMS databases, the user account that you use to install AD RMS must have the right to create new databases. If Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is used, the user account must be a member of the System Administrators database role, or equivalent.

  • The user account that you use to install AD RMS must have access to query the AD DS domain, such as a domain user account.

  • The user account that you use to install AD RMS must be a member of the Administrators group, or equivalent, on the server.

ImportantImportant
You cannot use Windows PowerShell to install AD RMS with a Web site other than the default Web site. If you need to use a different Web site to host AD RMS, you must use Server Manager to install and configure AD RMS.

Installing and provisioning the first server in an AD RMS cluster consists of the following steps:

  1. Create the Windows PowerShell drive to represent the server you are provisioning. For more information, see Creating an AD RMS Cluster Windows PowerShell Drive.

  2. Set properties on objects in the drive namespace that represent required configuration settings. For more information, see Setting Properties on Objects in the AD RMS Drive Namespace.

  3. Run the Install-ADRMS cmdlet. In addition to installing the AD RMS server role and provisioning the server, this cmdlet also installs other features required by AD RMS, such as Message Queuing, if necessary. For more information, see Running the Install-ADRMS Cmdlet.

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