Specifying Anyone in a Publishing License

Updated: June 1, 2008

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

Publishing rights-protected content to named individuals works well in many enterprise scenarios, but in some situations the author does not want to limit distribution to a specific list of users. In this situation, the author can allow anyone to consume the content, and specify the permissions that apply.

When "Anyone" is specified in the publishing license, a license request can be processed for any user who has a valid rights account certificate that is issued by an RMS installation that is on the list of trusted user domains for the root cluster, or licensing-only cluster, if deployed.

For example, a human resources manager might grant "Anyone" Read-only permissions to a document, such as a policy handbook. Also, anyone in the organization could then request a use license to read the document.

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