Protecting XPS Documents with AD RMS

I recently completed a video on TechNet Edge that shows how you can use XPS to protect and restrict permission to documents. Here is the description: Do you work in an organization that uses Active Directory – Rights Management Services to protect and restrict permission to files? Have you ever wanted to restrict permission to a file…

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Case Study: Using File Classification Infrastructure to Classify Data and Protect Information

Microsoft recently released a case study that describes how Microsoft IT used FCI and the Bulk Protection Tool to classify and protect sensitive data.  The File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) provides mechanisms to not only classify HBI files on a fileserver, but in conjunction with File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) can provide insight into the distribution of HBI…

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AD RMS/IRM Help for New Users

I write for a developer/IT pro audience, but I regularly have people ask me about documentation for end users (typically a knowledge worker trying to figure out how to protect documents with Word or Outlook). I usually refer people to Information Rights Management in the 2007 Microsoft Office system. This page provides a quick and thorough…

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Required Critical Update for AD RMS Customers

Today Microsoft is releasing an update to AD RMS to completely remove the “application manifest expiry” feature. This update is particularly important for AD RMS customers using Internet Explorer, because the certificate for the RMA add-in for Internet Explorer will expire on February 22nd.  The RMA add-in for Internet Explorer allows users to view content…

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Protecting a SharePoint Document Library with AD RMS

Many customers don’t know that it’s possible to use AD RMS to protect documents in a SharePoint document library. On the AD RMS team blog, Micah LaNasa recently highlighted some resources that can show you how this is done.  

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Protecting Sensitive Data with AD RMS

I recently did a Q and A interview with Softpedia where we discussed AD RMS and its integration into other Microsoft applications. In a nutshell, when we are talking about information protection, we typically mean the encryption of unstructured data (a file) as it travels from user to user, inside an organization, or through the firewall…

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The best tutorial in the world…EVER…on ADRMS logging

Peter Gilson, a member of the AD RMS product team, recently made an AD RMS Logging Tutorial video that tells you everything you wanted to know about AD RMS logging. Jason Tyler is trying not to pump it up too much. (Warning: The video is 383 MB, so you may want to right click and save…

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Microsoft Office 2003 Cannot Open Documents Protected with AD RMS

The issue of the inability to open AD RMS protected documents with Microsoft Office 2003 has been resolved with a hotfix. You can obtain the hotfix at the following locations: Office Client – KB978551 Word Viewer – KB978558 Excel Viewer – KB978557 Update (2/10/2010) – We recommend that AD RMS users download and install the update for AD…

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A High-Level Discussion of AD RMS

Enrique Saggese, a Microsoft Senior Consultant, recently gave a lecture where he explained, from a high level, how AD RMS functions and how it protects content. We have edited that lecture into a series of videos that we are in the process of releasing on TechNet Edge.  So far, we’ve released the following short video…

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Protecting a Word Document with AD RMS

I’m making a few short videos for the Windows Server 2008 “How Do I?” site. They are specifically meant to highlight AD RMS technology and demonstrate it for a customer who’s never used it. The first video was recently posted: This video introduces you to AD RMS by showing you how an end user can protect…

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