I'm unable to run the Active Directory Rights Management Services administration console after adding the role to a Windows Server 2008 R2 server.

Before adding the role, I created a new website in IIS called WRMS. I set the site to use SSL, assigned our certificate to it, and added a host name wrms.ourdomain.com to the site bindings. During the Add Role process, I pointed the wizard to this site when asked where to host the WRMS administration site.

The role installed successfully, however, when I attempt to open the Active Directory Rights Management Services administration console, I get the following error popup:

The connecting with local AD RMS administration service failed because the value of "AdminLocalConnectionPoint" under registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DRMS\2.0" was invalid.

The value of that registry key is https://wrms.ourdomain.com. I don't see anything relevant in the application logs.

Thank you


The RMS blog has a post about issues/workarounds when installing SSL with RMS (note this is for RMS for Windows Server 2003):

Whew! Now for the fun stuff. To enable SSL in your RMS environment after the RMS server has been provisioned, you should follow these steps:

You may need to use the ADScpRegister utility from (included wtih RMS for Windows Server 2008, located in "C:\Program Files\RMS SP2 Administration Toolkit" ) to re-register the the URL: ADScpRegister unregisterscp

Here is a guide for installing RMS on Windows Server 2008, that discusses the ADScpRegister utility.

  • I don't have an explicit requirement for the WRMS administration site to use SSL. Didn't think it would cause me such frustration :) I'm going to remove the role and reconfigure it so the WRMS site doesn't use SSL. Thanks for your help, shufler – George Durzi Aug 26 '09 at 19:08

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