Publication of RMS Services

Updated: June 1, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

The URLs for RMS services are published to Active Directory during server provisioning. During provisioning, RMS Setup queries Active Directory to determine whether or not any other RMS clusters have been installed in that forest. If no other RMS clusters are installed, RMS Setup configures the server as the first one in the root cluster. Before you use RMS, you must register the service connection point (SCP) in Active Directory to allow clients to discover the root cluster URL. Clients that request connections to the services that are running on the root cluster begin by querying Active Directory for this root cluster URL. For more information, see "Registering the Service Connection Point" in "RMS: Operations " in this documentation collection.

If your topology includes multiple servers that are in a root cluster, the URL points to the load-balancing name for the cluster, which the administrator provides during provisioning.