Backing Up and Restoring Rights Policy Templates

Updated: November 15, 2006

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

To protect valuable rights policy templates, back up the template data in the configuration database to media regularly, and place that media in a secure location. If a system failure occurs, you can then restore the rights policy templates from your backup copy.

Do one of the following:

  • Back up the entire configuration database that includes the rights policy template data. For more information about backing up a SQL Server database, see the SQL Server documentation.

    -or-

  • Back up only the rights policy template data that is in the configuration database. You can do so by exporting the GUID and TemplateData information from the table named DRMS_RightsTemplate to a new text file. For more information about exporting data from a SQL Server database, see the SQL Server documentation.

If you need to restore the rights policy template data in the configuration database, you can extract the GUID and TemplateData information from the table named DRMS_RightsTemplate in the backup copy of the configuration database, or you can simply import the data from the text file. For more information about performing these tasks, see the SQL Server documentation.

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To establish a plan for backing up rights policy templates, consult your SQL Server administrator.

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