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INTRODUCTION

This article describes the new features that are included in Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services with Service Pack 2 (RMS with SP2). The article also provides links that you can use to obtain the RMS client software.

MORE INFORMATION

RMS for the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family of operating systems helps safeguard digital content. Examples of digital content include sensitive Web content, documents, and e-mail. Users can define who can open, read, modify, or redistribute the content. Also, organizations can create rights policy templates that enforce policies. Users can apply these policies to content.

New features

RMS with SP2 provides support for the following features.

Native support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005

In previous releases of RMS, a workaround was required to use RMS with SQL Server 2005. In RMS with SP2, this issue has been fixed.

Support for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

The Office SharePoint Server 2007 document library automatically applies RMS permissions to documents based on the Office SharePoint Server 2007 rights when they are downloaded. This is achieved by installing the RMS with SP2 client on the Office SharePoint Server 2007 server. We do not recommend that you install RMS with SP2 server and Office SharePoint Server 2007 on the same computer.

Increased security on messages to the logging database

In this release, all Message Queuing messages from the RMS servers to the RMS logging database are digitally signed.

Larger server batching sizes

In this release, it is now possible for an RMS-enabled application to retrieve multiple-use licenses for different user accounts from a single license request to the RMS server. This increases performance by reducing the overhead of multiple license requests for the same piece of rights-protected content.

Enhanced group expansion across forests

In this release, RMS group expansion across forests is accomplished by using a SOAP request to a new ASP.NET Web service that is running on the RMS server. For more information about RMS, visit the following Microsoft Web page:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=68637 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=68637)

Download information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services Client with Service Pack 2 - x86

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Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services Client with Service Pack 2 - x64 Edition

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Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services Client with Service Pack 2 - IA-64 Edition

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Download the WindowsRightsManagementServicesSP2-KB917275-Client-ENU.exe package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ec889d50-8819-4cf0-952c-1f7ce6be381e&displaylang=en)

Release Date: October 31, 2006

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ ) How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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