Deactivating Windows Azure Rights Management
Updated: December 1, 2013
Applies To: Office 365, Windows Azure Rights Management
When you deactivate Windows Azure Rights Management, you are turning off this feature for your Microsoft cloud service subscription. Deactivate Rights Management only if you are no longer want to use information rights management (IRM) features with your Microsoft Office 365 applications and you no longer need access to content that was previously rights-protected by using Rights Management. This would be appropriate for when you have completed testing Windows Azure Rights Management before you deploy it in a production environment.
|If you have deployed Windows Azure Rights Management in a production environment, you might not know what data was protected by using Rights Management and whether it needs to remain accessible. If this applies to you, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) for options before you deactivate Rights Management.|
Login to the Office 365 admin center.
In the left pane, click service settings.
From the service settings page, click rights management.
In the Protect your information section, click Manage.
In the rights management section, click deactivate.
When prompted Do you want to deactivate Rights Management?, click deactivate.
|You can also use the Windows PowerShell cmdlet, Disable-Aadrm, to deactivate Rights Management. For more information, see Disabling the Windows Azure Rights Management Service.|