2012 AD RMS - error forming a new cluster "The SCP is registered but the root cluster cannot be contacted"


  • I installed AD RMS role (but did not configure it) on a 2012 Domain controller in my lab then decided to do it instead on a 2012 member server.  I uninstalled AD RMS from the DC but when I tried to configure it on the server, the "create a new AD RMS licensing only cluster" is greyed out and the error  "The SCP is registered but the root cluster cannot be contacted". I suspect something is left over from the old ad rms install - is there a way to clean this up?


    Gary Olsen

    Sunday, January 19, 2014 3:15 AM

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  • Hi Gary,

    probably the SCP registration still exits in AD.

    Go to AD Sites and Services, navigate under Services to RightsManagementServices. 

    Try first to clear the serviceBindingInformation attribute and if this is not enought delete the SCP object.



    Monday, January 20, 2014 2:44 PM