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/

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/