Windows Server 2012 AD RMS with SharePoint IRM a Step by Step Guide



I have included below for your review and use a copy of a document that I recently created for a 3 Server DEV environment for SharePoint IRM


Create Service Accounts


Account Name

User Logon Name

Group

ADRMSSRVC

ADRMS

 

ADRMSADMIN

ADRMSADMIN

Enterprise Admins

 

 

 


 


Server Names Operating System and Role / Applications


Server Names

OS

Roles  / Applications

DSI-DC1

Windows Server 2012

AD DS, ADRMS, DNS

DSI-SQL

Windows Server 2012

SQL Server 2012

DSI-SP2010

Windows Server 2012

SharePoint 2010


 


AD RMS Installation


1. Log on to Domain Controller DSI-DC1 as administrator.


2. Click on Desktop then click Server Manager then click Manage and Add Role and Features


3. Read the Before You Begin section, and then click Next.


Add Role AD RMS


On the Select Server Roles page, select the Active Directory Rights Management Services check box.


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Add Required Features


The Add Required Features page appears informing you of the AD RMS required role services and features. Click Next.


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Select Additional Features


The Add Additional Features page appears, Click Next


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Active Directory Rights Management Services Introduction


Read the AD RMS introduction page, and then click Next.


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Select Role Services


On the Select Role Services page, verify that the Active Directory Rights Management Server check box is selected, and then click Next.


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Web Server Role (IIS)


Read the Web Server Role (IIS) introduction page, and then click Next.


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Select Role Services


On the Select Role Services page, verify that the Web Server Services, and then click Next.


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Confirm Installation Selections


Confirm the AD RMS Installation selections, and then click Next.




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Installation Progress


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Active Directory Rights Management Configuration


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Create a new AD RMS Cluster


Click the Create a new AD RMS root cluster option, and then click Next.


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Select Configuration Database Server


Click the Specify a database server and a instance option type DSI-SQL , and choose Default Instance, then Click Next. If you have any issues connecting to the instance you may have to enable the SQL Brower. This is especially the case if you are configuring AD RMS on Windows Server 2012 that has the AD DS Role.


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Specify Service Account Requires Domain Admin User Rights


Click Specify, type DIMENSION-SI\ADRMSSVC, click Next.


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Specify Cryptographic Mode


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Specify Key Storage Mode


Ensure that the Use AD RMS centrally managed key storage option is selected, and then click Next.


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Specify Cluster Key Password


Type a strong password in the Password box and in the Confirm password box, and then click Next.


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Specify The AD RMS Web Site


Choose the Web site where AD RMS will be installed, and then click Next. In an installation that uses default settings, the only available Web site should be DEFAULT Web Site.


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Specify Cluster FQDN


Click Connection Type Use an SSL-encrypted connection (https://). In the Fully-Qualified Domain Name box, type https://adrms.dimension-si.com, and then click Next


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Choose SSL Certificate


Click the Create a self-signed certificate for SSL encryption option, and then click Next.


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Name the Server Licensor Certificate


Type a name that will help you identify DSI-DC1-ADRMS in the Friendly name box, and then click Next.


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Register Service Connection Point


Ensure that the Register the AD RMS service connection point now option is selected, and then click Next to register the AD RMS service connection point (SCP) in Active Directory during installation.


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Confirm Installation Selections 


Click Install to provision AD RMS on the computer. It can take up to 60 minutes to complete the installation and Click Close.


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Confirm Installation Results 


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Sign Out 


Log off the server, and then log on again to update the security token of the logged-on user account. The user account that is logged on when the AD RMS server role is installed is automatically made a member of the AD RMS Enterprise Administrators local group. A user must be a member of that group to administer AD RMS


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By default, the AD RMS cluster server certification pipeline ACL is configured to allow only the local System account. You must add the permissions in order for Office SharePoint Server 2010 to integrate with AD RMS.



Add DSI-SP2010 to the AD RMS Certification Pipeline


1. Log on to DSI-DC1 as DIMENSION-SI\Administrator.


2. Click Start, and then click Computer.


3. Navigate to C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\_wmcs\Certification.


4. Right-click ServerCertification.asmx, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.


5. Click Advanced, click Enable Inheritance, select the Include inheritable permissions from this object’s parent check box, and then click OK two times.


6. Click Edit, and then click Add.


7. Click Object Types, select the Computers check box, and then click OK.


8. Type DSI-SP2010, and then click OK.


9. Click OK to close the ServerCertification.asmx Properties sheet.


By default the Read & execute and the Read permissions are configured for the DSI-DC1 computer account object and all other accounts inherited from the parent folder.


10. Click Start, and then click Command Prompt.


11. Type iisreset, and then press ENTER.




Once the AD RMS cluster certification pipeline is inheriting and you have added DSI-SP2010, you must configure Office SharePoint Server 2010 to use the AD RMS cluster:








SharePoint 2010 Information Rights Management Configuration Guidance


Before using IRM, you must have a Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) server to connect to. In addition, you must have installed the Windows Rights Management Services Client Service Pack 2 on every front-end Web server in the farm running SharePoint Server 2010.


SharePoint IRM Configuration Step by Step


1. On the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, in the Quick Launch, click Security.


2. On the Security page, in the Information Policy section, click Configure information rights management.


Central Administration > Security > Information Rights Management 


Use the default RMS server specified in Active Directory Select this option if your organization has specified an RMS server in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Click OK



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Event Log Errors and Reference



If you are unable to open a document from an IRM protected library you may receive two similar events


Event ID 5085 (Windows SharePoint Services health model) 


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Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc561091(v=office.12)

Event ID 5065 (Windows SharePoint Services health model) 

 


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‘Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc561018(v=office.12)



As the event states the most likely event is the User email Address has not been configured. However, the documentation has not been updated to support SharePoint 2010. The SharePoint 2010 Architecture has change and you now must ensure that the User Profile Service has synced.




If users attempt to open IRM Protected documents prior to the sync, they will NOT open and you will receive the two errors 5065, 5085 listed above  in the event log. Unfortunately, the two references I list above do not allow for comment or I would have added the comment to the technet library


 


Cheers,


 


-Ivan

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