AD RMS on Server 2012 R2 decommissioned but files are still protected and fails to open RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    We are upgrading our environment from Server 2012R2 to Server 2019, I was migrating AD RMS. I create a new server installed AD RMS and configured it, but didn't configure anything external or internal like URLs or DNS to point to it.

    Once I had enough confidence that my configuration was correct, I used the Decommission option to remove the old AD RMS server. I was under the impression that the decommissioning will automatically disable all files protections and allow all users to open them. but none of the files are opening, when i open the files i get the following error.

    I am not sure what to do here. I've ensured that my decommission.asmx works and i can see the web page fine.

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    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:29 AM