Managing the AD RMS Prelicensing Agent

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

The Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) agent provides improved functionality for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 users to access rights-protected messages.

By default, the AD RMS Prelicensing agent is installed on the computer that has the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport server role installed. For the AD RMS Prelicensing agent to function, the AD RMS client on the Hub Transport server must be upgraded to Windows RMS Client on Windows Server 2003 SP2, or the Active Directory Rights Management Services client on Windows Server 2008 – X64 must be installed on the Exchange 2007 Hub Transport server that hosts the AD RMS Prelicensing agent. The AD RMS server must be upgraded to RMS Server on Windows Server 2003 SP2, or Active Directory Rights Management Services on Windows Server 2008 – X64 must be installed on AD RMS servers that issue licenses. For information about how to download RMS Client with SP2, see Windows Rights Management Services Client with Service Pack 2 - X64.

The AD RMS Prelicensing agent is included in Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1). You must be running Exchange 2007 SP1 on all Hub Transport servers in your organization to enable the AD RMS functionality in Exchange 2007.

The AD RMS Prelicensing agent requires enabling but does not require additional configuration on either the Exchange server or the AD RMS server.


Windows Server 2008 includes several features that have been enhanced or renamed. For information about the feature changes between Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, see Terminology Changes.

For More Information

For more information about how to administer and configure the AD RMS Prelicensing agent, see the following topics:

For more information about the AD RMS Prelicensing agent, see Understanding the AD RMS Prelicensing Agent.