New in Service Pack 2

Updated: October 10, 2006

Applies To: Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Rights Management Services (RMS) with Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides support for the following features:

  • Native support for Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005. In previous releases of RMS, a workaround was required to use RMS with SQL Server 2005. For information about this workaround, see article 913372 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base ( In RMS with SP2, this issue has been fixed.

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server 2007. In this release, Office SharePoint Server 2007 is supported. The Office SharePoint Server 2007 document library automatically applies RMS permissions to documents based on the Office SharePoint Server 2007 rights as they are downloaded. This is achieved by installing the RMS with SP2 client on the Office SharePoint Server 2007 server. It is not recommended to install RMS with SP2 server and Office SharePoint Server 2007 on the same computer.

  • Increased security on messages to the logging database. In this release, all Message Queuing messages from the RMS servers to the RMS logging database are digitally signed.

  • Larger server batching sizes. In this release, it is now possible for an RMS-enabled application to retrieve multiple use licenses for different user accounts from a single license request to the RMS server. This increases performance by reducing the overhead of multiple license requests for the same piece of rights-protected content.

  • Enhanced group expansion across forests. In this release, RMS group expansion across forests is done by means of a Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) request to a new ASP.NET Web service running on the RMS server.