To Register a Service Connection Point

Updated: June 1, 2008

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

Registering a Service Connection Point

The RMS service connection point (SCP) is used for service discovery on the RMS clients. During the activation process, the RMS client will query the Active Directory forest and retrieve the URL that has been registered in this SCP.

If you are registering a SCP from an RMS server in a subdomain, you might receive an error stating that SCP registration failed. In many cases, the registration was successful, but the registration first takes place in the top-level domain and it takes time to replicate to the subdomain where the RMS server checks for the SCP object. As soon as the SCP has replicated to all global catalog servers in the forest, the message will no longer appear. If you receive this message, you should wait a reasonable amount of time before attempting to troubleshoot this issue to see if the issue is resolved.

To Register a Service Connection Point

  1. Log onto a server in the cluster in which you need to register a service connection point by using a domain account that has sufficient privileges to create a container object underneath the Services container in the Active Directory forest Configuration container. The predefined security group, Enterprise Admins, is an example of an account with the required privileges.

  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Windows RMS, and then click Windows RMS Administration to open the Global Administration Page.

  3. Click the Administer RMS on this Web site link.

  4. On the Administration Home page, click the RMS service connection point link.

  5. On the RMS service connection point page, click the Register URL button.

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