Office 2016 for Mac supports IRM functionality with both AD RMS (on premises) and Azure Information Protection (AIP) (formerly known as Azure RMS). When troubleshooting RMS issues on an Office 2016 for Mac client there are some default logs generated automatically. 

New default Office 2016 for Mac log locations

  • ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.RMS-XPCService/Data/Library/Logs/MSProtection/Microsoft Rights Management Services/
  • ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Outlook/Data/Library/Logs/MSProtection/
  • ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Word/Data/Library/Logs/MSProtection/
  • ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Excel/Data/Library/Logs/MSProtection/
  • ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.PowerPoint/Data/Library/Logs/MSProtection/
Versions of Office for Mac written with the MIP SDK (version 16.21.0+) have a new log file that should be reviewed.
  • ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/mip_policy/mip/logs/mip_sdk.miplog
  • ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/mip_policy/mip/logs/mip.policies.sqlite3

Previous default Office 2016 for Mac log locations

  • ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.RMS-XPCService/Data/Library/Logs/com.microsoft.RightsManagementServices-XPCService/Microsoft Rights Management Services/RMSService_LOG.txt
  • ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.RMS-XPCService/Data/Library/Logs/MSProtection/Microsoft Rights Management Services/MSProtection_LOG.txt
  • ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Excel/Data/Library/Caches/Microsoft/uls/com.microsoft.Excel/logs/
  • ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Word/Data/Library/Caches/Microsoft/uls/com.microsoft.Word/logs/
  • ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.Outlook/Data/Library/Caches/Microsoft/uls/com.microsoft.Outlook/logs/