Step 3: Verifying AD RMS Functionality using ADRMS-CLNT

Updated: March 31, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

To verify the functionality of the AD RMS deployment, you log on as Nicole Holliday and then restrict permissions on a Microsoft Word 2007 document by using the AD RMS rights policy template created earlier in this guide. This policy gives CP&L employees the ability to read the document but not to change, print, or copy. All other people have no access at all to the document. You then log on as Stuart Railson and verify that Stuart Railson, a member of the Employees group at CP&L, cannot print the document.

  1. Log on to ADRMS-CLNT as Nicole Holliday (

  2. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Office, and then click Microsoft Office Word 2007.

  3. Type CP&L Employees cannot print this document on the blank document page, click the Microsoft Office button, point to Prepare, point to Restrict Permission, and then click CPANDL CC.

  4. Click the Microsoft Office button, click Save As, and then save the file as \\ADRMS-DB\public\ADRMS-TST.docx.

  5. Log off as Nicole Holliday.

Next, log on as Stuart Railson and open the document, ADRMS-TST.docx.

  1. Log on as Stuart Railson (

  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, and then click Microsoft Office Word 2007.

  3. Click the Microsoft Office button, click Open, navigate to \\ADRMS-DB\public, and then double-click ADRMS-TST.docx.

    The following message appears: "Permission to this document is currently restricted. Microsoft Office must connect to to verify your credentials and download your permission."

  4. Click OK.

    The following message appears: "Verifying your credentials for opening content with restricted permissions…"

  5. When the document opens, click the Microsoft Office button. Notice that the Print option is not available.

  6. Click View Permission in the message bar. You should see that AD RMS rights policy template has been applied to this document.

  7. Click OK to close the My Permissions dialog box, and then close Microsoft Word.

You have successfully deployed and demonstrated the rights templates policy feature of AD RMS, using the simple scenario of applying a rights policy template to a Microsoft Word 2007 document. You can also use this deployment to explore some of the additional capabilities of AD RMS through additional configuration and testing.

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