Activate Information Rights Management in SharePoint

Recently we had a case where a customer was having some difficulty activating an IRM-protected document library in SharePoint on a server running Windows Server 2008. He got the following error: Information Rights Management (IRM): There was a problem while trying to activate a rights account certificate.Unspecified connection error. Try activating again later. Error value:…

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Custom IRM Protectors

We occasionally get questions from customers about creating custom IRM protectors. Protectors are components that are used to apply AD RMS protection to files when they are added to document libraries like those in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Specifically, protectors “convert custom files types to rights-management formats when the user downloads them, and then convert…

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