Configuring an Extranet URL

Updated: June 1, 2008

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

If you want to support extranet users in your RMS installation, you can add a licensing-only or cluster that is dedicated to extranet use.

When you provision an extranet licensing-only cluster, you specify a cluster URL for it, just as you do for any RMS server. The extranet cluster URL specified must be an external URL that is accessible via the Internet.. This is the URL that RMS uses for service discovery. It must be a valid URL in your organization.

The extranet cluster URL is used only for licensing. It is not possible certify against the RMS root cluster with this URL.

If you are adding an extranet cluster URL to an RMS server that is already in service, new client licensor certificates must be obtained by the current RMS clients for them to access the extranet cluster for licensing.

For more information, see "To Add an Extranet Cluster URL" later in this subject.