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AD RMS Documentation Roadmap

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Use this roadmap to discover the documentation available for Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), for both IT professionals and developers. Each section contains a list of tasks that you can complete with AD RMS, depending on your familiarity with the product.

 

Title Description Audience Location

Active Directory Rights Management Services SDK

Gives you a brief introduction to AD RMS and mentions some of the common tasks developers can perform.

Developer

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=149423

AD RMS Overview

Describes the server and client components for AD RMS.

Developer

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=156723

What's New in the AD RMS SDK

Gives you a glance at new features for developers in each version of AD RMS.

Developer

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=156724

How RMS Works

Overview of the technical aspects of the technology.

IT Professional

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=156725

Benefits of Deploying RMS

Gives you an overview and description of the technology, and how it helps organizations achieve their security goals.

IT Professional

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=156726

TechNet Virtual Labs

Labs that help you learn how to complete tasks with AD RMS in an immersive, hands-on experience.

IT Professional

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=156727

 

Title Description Audience Location

AD RMS Functions

Describes each function in the AD RMS SDK in detail.

Developer

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=156728

Using the AD RMS SDK

Describes various tasks that a developer can perform with the AD RMS SDK.

Developer

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=156729

Working with Licenses and Templates

Describes in detail how a developer can use licenses and templates, which are key components for using AD RMS to protect content.

Developer

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=156730

AD RMS Prerequisites

Describes the requirements that your environment must meet before you can activate AD RMS.

IT Professional

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=154903

Managing Servers for RMS

Enrolling, adding and configuring your AD RMS servers.

IT Professional

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=156731

AD RMS and Active Directory Objects

Describes the required and optional AD DS user and computer objects for an AD RMS implementation.

IT Professional

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=154755

Managing Rights Policy Templates

Creating and working with rights-policy templates, which streamline the content protection process.

IT Professional

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=156735

Managing User Accounts

Describes how Active Directory accounts are used in AD RMS.

IT Professional

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=156733

 

Title Description Audience Location

Application Licensing and Best Practices

Describes how to license your AD RMS application, and describes the recommended best practices for creating a secure application.

Developer

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=156742

Planning an RMS Deployment

Describes infrastructure prerequisites, security planning, system-recovery planning, and so on.

IT Professional

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=156747

AD RMS Client Deployment and Usage Considerations

Contains an in-depth discussion of best practices for deploying AD RMS on the client, under various requirements and conditions.

IT Professional

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=153481

 

Title Description Audience Location

AD RMS Step-by-Step Guide

In-depth how to for installing and configuring your AD RMS servers.

IT Professional

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=154256

Configure Rights Policy Templates

Step-by-step instructions for configuring rights-policy templates.

IT Professional

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=156750

Information-Rights-Management Architecture and Design Guidance for AD RMS Application Developers

A white paper that provides architecture and design guidance for building an Information Rights Management (IRM)-aware application using Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).

Developer

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=156751

AD RMS with AD FS Identity Federation Step-by-Step Guide

Step-by-step instructions for integrating AD FS and AD RMS to allow for cross organizational collaboration.

IT Professional

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=156755

Setting Up the Pre-production Development Environment

Step-by-step instructions for setting up your pre-production AD RMS development environment.

Developer

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=156756

 

Title Description Audience Location

Debugging an Application

Discussion of debugging in the AD RMS environment, which can pose challenges not present with other types of applications.

Developer

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=156757

Troubleshooting RMS

Includes resources that provide answers to common AD RMS troubleshooting and operations questions.

IT Professional

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=156760

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