Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2016

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange Server 2016 and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other.

Use the Get-RMSTemplate cmdlet to retrieve the current list of active rights policy templates from the Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) deployment for the organization.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Syntax.

Get-RMSTemplate [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Identity <RmsTemplateIdParameter>] [-ResultSize <Unlimited>] [-TrustedPublishingDomain <RmsTrustedPublishingDomainIdParameter>] [-Type <Archived | Distributed | All>]

This example retrieves all RMS templates available from the RMS deployment.

Get-RMSTemplate -ResultSize unlimited

This example retrieves the Company Confidential RMS template.

Get-RMSTemplate -Identity "Company Confidential"

The Get-RMSTemplate cmdlet doesn't return any active rights policy templates if internal licensing isn't enabled. Use the Get-IRMConfiguration cmdlet to check the InternalLicensingEnabled parameter.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Information Rights Management (IRM) configuration" entry in the Messaging policy and compliance permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange 2016.

The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example,




The Identity parameter specifies the name of the RMS template.




The ResultSize parameter specifies the maximum number of results to return. If you want to return all requests that match the query, use unlimited for the value of this parameter. The default value is 1000.




This parameter is available only in the cloud-based service.

The TrustedPublishingDomain parameter specifies the trusted publishing domain you want to search for RMS templates. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the trusted publishing domain, for example:

  • Name

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • GUID




This parameter is available only in the cloud-based service.

The Type parameter specifies the type of RMS template. Use one of the following values:

  • All

  • Archived

  • Distributed

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.