Event ID 197 — AD RMS Trust Hierarchy Determination

Updated: December 3, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) supports two trust hierarchies: production, and ISV. The ISV hierarchy is used for developing AD RMS-enabled applications. The production hierarchy should be used for all production installations of AD RMS.

Important: The production hierarchy should be used for all AD RMS installations, unless you are developing an AD RMS-enabled application.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 197
Source: Active Directory Rights Management Services
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: SelfEnrollmentSigningKeyAssemblyErrorEvent
Message: Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) could not determine its trust hierarchy.

Resolve

Change trust hierarchy registry entry to production hierarchy

Two trust hierachies are supported by AD RMS: Production and ISV. The Production hierarchy should be used, except in special scenarios such as when you are developing an AD RMS-enabled application and want to be in the ISV hierarchy.

To change the AD RMS hierarchy registry key to production hieracrchy:

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the local Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Caution: Incorrectly editing the registry might severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data.

  1. On the computer where you are installing AD RMS, click Start.
  2. In the Start Search box, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\uDRM.
  4. Right-click Hierarchy, and then click Modify.
  5. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

Verify

Two trust hierachies are supported by AD RMS: Production and ISV. The Production hierarchy should be used, except in special scenarios such as when you are developing an AD RMS-enabled application and want to be in the ISV hierarchy.

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the local AD RMS Enterprise Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To verify that the trust hierarchy is correct:

  1. Log on to a server in the AD RMS cluster.
  2. Open the Active Directory Rights Management Services console.
  3. Right-click the AD RMS cluster, and then click Properties.
  4. Click the Server Certificate tab. Verify that the value in the hierarchy box is Production.

Related Management Information

AD RMS Trust Hierarchy Determination

Active Directory Rights Management Services

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