Checklist: Deploying a Single-Server Installation

Updated: December 30, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

The following checklist describes the tasks required to install and configure an Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) root cluster on a single server that uses the Windows Internal Database. This deployment is appropriate for installing AD RMS in a test environment. This deployment cannot be scaled to include multiple servers in this cluster.


Step Reference

Install the AD RMS server role

Install AD RMS Server Role

Configure appropriate Windows Firewall exception on the AD RMS server.

Configure Windows Firewall

Add the AD RMS server to the MMC console

Administer AD RMS by Using the Active Directory Rights Management Services console

For more information about installing and configuring AD RMS, see Windows Server Active Directory Rights Management Services Step-by-Step Guide (

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