AD RMS Client
This topic describes the purpose and function of the Active Directory Rights Management Services Client 2.1.
The AD RMS Client 2.1 is software designed for your client computers to help protect access to and usage of information flowing through applications that use AD RMS whether installed on your premises or in a Microsoft datacenter.
The AD RMS Client 2.1 is not a Windows operating system component. It ships as an optional download which can be, with acknowledgment and acceptance of its license agreement, freely distributed with your third-party software to enable client access to content that has been rights-protected by use and deployment of AD RMS servers in your environment.
The AD RMS Client 2.1, exposes functionality that enables users to create, publish, and consume protected (encrypted) content. Specifically, an AD RMS-enabled applications leverage the client installed on the end-user machine to perform tasks that it was built to perform in the context of rights management.
The Active Directory Rights Management Services SDK 2.1 works with AD RMS Client 2.1. Rights enabled applications built on the AD RMS SDK 2.1 must use the AD RMS Client 2.1.
For more information, see the TechNet documentation on the AD RMS Client 2.0.
Build date: 9/27/2013