Managing Rights Account Certificates

Updated: June 1, 2008

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

You can specify the amount of time for which rights account certificates are valid. Because licensing-only clusters do not issue certificates, these settings are available only on the administration Web site for the root cluster.

You can specify the validity periods for both standard and temporary rights account certificates. After the end of these periods, users must acquire new certificates when they attempt to acquire publishing or use licenses. The manner in which the rights account certificate is renewed depends on the RMS-enabled application. In some cases, it may be transparent; in others, the user may need to actively submit a request.