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Active Directory Rights Management Services

Updated: November 10, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) provides services to enable the creation of information protection solutions. AD RMS is a format- and application-independent technology that can be used with any AD RMS-enabled application to provide persistent usage policies for sensitive information.

Hierarchy of Managed Entities


Managed Entities

Name Description

AD RMS Deployment

Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) deployment is the process by which AD RMS is installed and configured in an organization's network.

AD RMS Web Services

Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) Web services provides communication among computers in the AD RMS cluster.

AD RMS Logging Service

The Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS) logging service runs on each server in an AD RMS cluster and sends logging information to the logging database. This information is used by AD RMS to generate reports from within the Active Directory Rights Management Services console.

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