In my SharePoint 2010 installation when I go to Central Administration -> Security -> Configure information rights management, select Use the default RMS server specified in Active Directory and click OK I get the following error:

The required Windows Rights Management client is present but the server refused access. If you are switching from one RMS server to a different RMS server, be sure you have set up a trust relationship between the two. IRM will not work until the server grants permission.

I've set up the AD RMS role on my machine running Windows Server 2008 R2, and near as I can tell everything should be working properly. What's the problem here?

Edit: Wait, will AD RMS work if it's installed on the same machine as SharePoint?

  • Closed at request of original poster. – SPDoctor May 29 '12 at 21:29

Do the Central Administration Web Application have Read & Execute rights to the web service ServerCertification.asmx? If not, give the IIS Application Pool Read & Execute rights to the ServerCertification.asmx, usually located in the folder C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\_wmcs\Certification

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  • Already done, didn't help. – newuser Mar 16 '12 at 13:35
  • Did you use the DisableLoopbackCheck key? – Trevor Seward Mar 27 '12 at 23:17
  • @TrevorSeward - What is that? – newuser Mar 28 '12 at 16:00

See AD RMS Configuration Error in SharePoint 2010

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  • While this may theoretically answer the question at some level, we prefer inclusion of the essential parts of the answer here, and to provide the link for reference. See answer for general guidelines. – SPDoctor Mar 27 '12 at 22:53
  • Seems pointless to repro someone else's work. – Trevor Seward Mar 27 '12 at 23:12
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