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Checklist: Migrating RMS

Updated: October 28, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2

Complete the tasks in this checklist in the order in which they are presented. If a reference link takes you to a conceptual topic, return to this checklist after you review the conceptual topic so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks.

Checklist Checklist: Migrating Windows Rights Management Services


  Task Reference

On the computer that will be the first server of the new AD RMS cluster, install Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Conceptual topic Install Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 on a new computer


Install AD RMS and join the new AD RMS server to the existing RMS cluster.

Conceptual topic Install AD RMS and join computer to existing RMS cluster


Replace or upgrade the remaining RMS servers in the cluster to AD RMS.

Conceptual topic Join additional computers to AD RMS cluster

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