How the Windows Rights Management Service can Enhance the Security of your Documents

by Deb Shinder
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Apps & Hardening windows server security

In the course of their jobs, workers compile documents containing sensitive or confidential information or create original content that might be subject to plagiarism. In addition to share and file level permissions that can be set on your document files, Microsoft provides a number of ways that you can secure documents. Some of these were available in earlier versions of their software, including EFS encryption (introduced with Windows 2000) and document password protection (included with the last several versions of Word). With Windows Server 2003 and Office 2003, however, Microsoft gives us another tool for controlling access to documents – one that lets you share content in a limited manner and control not only who can view it, but what those who view it can do with it and even how long they have it available for viewing. This is accomplished through Windows Rights Management and it is implemented via a rights management server (a Windows Server 2003 machine with the rights mana...