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Standard RAC validity period RRS feed

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  • Hello, I was wondering about RAC expirations:

    By default, the standard RAC validity period is 365 days. Let's assume that RACs with this 365 day lifetime have been issued to users' computers (I believe the RAC files are stored in "C:\Documents and Settings\YourAccount\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\DRM").

    If I go to the AD RMS console and change the validity period for standard RACs from 365 to 1 day, will that force users' computers to ask the RMS server for new licenses the next time they need to encrypt/decrypt content?

    My purpose for asking is that we have a problem with our RMS environment and the workaround is to delete the above folder, but rather than do that on 100s of workstations, we were hoping that a simple change to the RAC validity period from the server side would fix it.

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:47 AM

Answers

  • It turns out that shortening the validity period did the trick.
    • Marked as answer by web-it Saturday, March 19, 2011 12:31 AM
    Saturday, March 19, 2011 12:31 AM

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  • AFAIK if the user already has the valid RAC it won't contact the RMS server to get a new one. So I guess you'll need to delete the folder anyway.

    Martin

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:43 AM
  • It turns out that shortening the validity period did the trick.
    • Marked as answer by web-it Saturday, March 19, 2011 12:31 AM
    Saturday, March 19, 2011 12:31 AM