RMS in Windows Vista

[The AD RMS SDK leveraging functionality exposed by the client in Msdrm.dll is available for use in Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, and Windows 8. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions. Instead, use Active Directory Rights Management Services SDK 2.1, which leverages functionality exposed by the client in Msipc.dll.]

Beginning with Windows Vista, the client software is now included in the operating system, and the name has been changed to Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS). The name of all other versions, including version 1.0 SP2, remains Rights Management Services (RMS). The AD RMS SDK is included in the Microsoft Windows SDK which you can download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads.

The AD RMS SDK is identical to the RMS version 1.0 SP1 SDK except for the following:

  • The public/private key pair and Pre-production certificate used when developing an AD RMS-enabled application are included with the SDK.
  • 64-bit application development is now supported.
  • The DRMDeleteLicense function now allows you to delete an end-user license based on a handle to the client session or a handle to the license storage session.
  • The DRMActivate function returns a new error code, E_DRM_PLATFORM_POLICY_VIOLATION, if a system DLL fails the module authentication check.

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