Configure Information Rights Management

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Information Rights Management (IRM) helps protect sensitive files from being misused or distributed without permission after they are downloaded.

Important: Before using IRM, you must have a Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) server to connect to and you must have installed the Windows Rights Management Services Client Service Pack 2 on every Web front-end in the SharePoint farm.

  1. On the top navigation bar, click Operations.

  2. In the Security Configuration section, click Information Rights Management.

  3. On the Information Rights Management page, in the Information Rights Management section, select one of the following:

    • Do not use IRM on this server. Select this option if you do not want to use IRM.

    • Use the default RMS server specified in Active Directory. Select this option if your organization has specified the RMS server in Active Directory.

    • Use this RMS server. If you select this option, type the protocol and the RMS server name in the corresponding box (for example, type http://rms_server).

  4. Click OK.

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