Windows Update - What's Windows Rights Management?

Muse

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I'm wondering if I should install this non-critical Windows Update on my Windows 2000 SP4 system. What's this really about? Thanks.
 

CTho9305

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Sounds like one of those "make it harder for consumers to get the most from their PC" patches... but I haven't looked yet.
 

stash

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Umm do you guys bother to read the documentation that is linked to each of these updates before you install them?

This is the client for the Windows Rights Management Service (RMS) that runs on Windows Server 2003. RMS is for securing documents. It takes security to a level above the normal ACLs on files on NTFS partitions. RMS issues a license that must be authenticated by the server for someone to be able to open a doc. So if a file is no longer on a NTFS filesystem or even within a company's network, it is still protected.

This is obviously aimed at enterprises, rather than individuals. Office 2003 has the ability to use WRM.