RMS to AD RMS Migration and Upgrade Guide
Updated: June 15, 2010
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows® Rights Management Services can either be migrated or upgraded to Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). Migrating RMS is the process of installing AD RMS on a new Windows Server® 2008– or Windows Server 2008 R2–based server and then joining it to an existing RMS cluster. Upgrading is the process of doing an in-place upgrade of an existing RMS server in the cluster to AD RMS.
This guide is intended for IT professionals who are interested in migrating or upgrading their existing RMS infrastructure to AD RMS. Using the checklists provided in this guide, you should be able to seamlessly move your infrastructure from RMS to AD RMS.