Deactivating rights management
Updated: September 11, 2012
Applies To: Office 365, Windows Azure AD Rights Management
When you deactivate Windows Azure AD Rights Management, you are turning off this feature for your Microsoft cloud service subscription. You only need to deactivate Rights Management if you are no longer wish 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 using Rights Management.
|For organizations that are subscribers to Office 365, activating rights management should be performed using the Office 365 admin center portal as described in the following section. Another way of completing this process is by using the Disable-Aadrm cmdlet provided with the Windows PowerShell module for Rights Management, which should only be used as needed for administrators and users of other service portals. For more information on this advanced alternative procedure, see Disabling the Rights Management service.|
Login to the Office 365 admin center.
In the left pane, click Service Settings.
From the Service Settings page, click Rights Management.
Under Protect your information, click Manage.
Under Rights Management, click Deactivate.
When prompted Do you want to deactivate rights management?, click Deactivate.