RMS Server to ADRMS Migration RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We had a cluster with two RMS server. Suddenly one RMS server admin console stop functioning and could not access to RMS Admin dashboard. Other RMS server in the same cluster is working fine without any issues. Now i'm planing to migrate the excisting RMS server to Windows server 2008 ADRMS. My concerns are,

    1. Do i need to wipeout any records which was created by faulty RMS server. (RMS Server 2 in the cluster).

    2. Can i do an one time migration from last RMS server to ADRMS by using the guidence in the following article. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753683%28WS.10%29.aspx.

    3. If unfortunately users can not connect to new ADRMS server once the migration done can i revert it back to old RMS server settings?

    Since we had a 2 node RMS cluster and one node is not functioning correctly my plan is to install windows server 2008 R2 on failed node and install ADRMS role to it and continue with migration steps mentioned in above KB article.


    Thursday, February 9, 2012 5:03 PM

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  • Hi Dilshan,

    For #2, it might be easier to migrate your RMS server infrastructure still running under Windows Server 2003 to a AD RMS server infrastructure that is running on Windows Server 2008 R2 on a new or different hardware.

    A guide has been published on the steps of how to manage this approach and it is available here: Migrating from Windows RMS to AD RMS in a Different Infrastructure (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj835767(v=ws.10).aspx).

    It is a bit different and involves a bit more work to complete than the checklist from the original RMS to AD RMS migration guide you mentioned, which assumed that you would be keeping the original RMS server infrastucture and doing an in-place upgrade or migration on it.

    Using this new guide, you should be able to use the existing RMS infrastructure until you have verified that the new AD RMS infrastructure is ready for use. You can then in the last stage, decommision and retire the original RMS server infrastructure. 

    Hope that helps!

    Brad Mahugh
    Senior Technical Writer
    AD information eXperience (iX)
    Microsoft Corporation
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    Monday, December 3, 2012 1:24 AM