Day: Wed 6 Nov 2013

The new RMS is now RELEASED (#TheNewRMS)

Microsoft has just announced general availability of their massively updated Microsoft Rights Management offering

Perfect timing given recent Edward Snowden press. Saying that a lot has changed is an understatement: RMS can now protect any file type and it lets you access content on iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 in addition to Windows 7/8. There is even have a free offer for individuals that lets you share protected content with others who don’t have RMS (for free). Finally, they have a simple way to deploy the server by using a lightweight ‘RMS Connector’ that has your on-premises Exchange and SharePoint workloads using Azure RMS offering (complete with its hardware security modules — Thales HSMs — for unprecedented cloud-based RMS key protection).

 

Here is the information they have put together. I’d recommend looking at the whitepaper for some good insight on data security all up.  

There is already quite some interesting stuff posted on the RMS website.

RMS for Business Decision Makers: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/dn308547

And plenty of stuff on RMS for IT Professionals at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/dn175751, to start with understanding and evaluating RMS:

What are you waiting for?

Note-to-self: useful links when you need to add 3rd party certs to the NTAuth store

For Win2003:

How to import third-party certification authority (CA) certificates into the Enterprise NTAuth store
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295663/en

For Win 2008, Windows Server 2012:

Add Published Certificates to Active Directory Containers
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731612.aspx

“If a CA certificate is not added automatically when the new CA is created, such as a stand-alone CA created by a user who is not a member of the Enterprise Admins group, the CA certificate can still be added manually to the NTAuthCertificates container.

This process can also be used to add the CA certificate of a non-Microsoft CA that has been used to issue smart card logon or domain controller certificates. By publishing these CA certificates to the Enterprise NTAuth store, the administrator indicates that the CA is trusted to issue certificates of these types.

Using Enterprise PKI: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754963.aspx

Install the Enterprise PKI Console: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771085.aspx