Introduction

For some folks, it may be necessary to change the AD RMS certification and licensing URLs. For example, one may need to remove the :433 from the URLs. While this change is fairly straight forward any existing rights policy templates existing before the change are invalid after the change (since the: 443 URL is embedded in the template.

Steps

From the link above the author, Jason came up with an ingenious solution to allow the old templates to be archived while copying them to new templates. All this is accomplished while keeping the same template names in use for the end users:

  1. Open the AD RMS server in the rights management snap-in.
  2. Go to the rights policy templates section and archive the templates by right-clicking and choosing the archive option.
  3. In the right hand, pane chooses to manage archived rights policy templates.
  4. On each archived template right click and choose properties.
    1. In the identification, information tab selects the template and choose edit.
    2. In the edit, dialog change the name to something like "Archived version of <template name>."
  5. On the renamed archived template right click and choose copy.
  6. On the copy, if the archived template right clicks and choose properties.
    1. In the identification, information tab selects the template and choose edit.
    2. In the edit, dialog change the name to the original template name.
  7. Right-click the renamed template and select distribute this rights policy template.

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