When you create a rights policy template, you select the language that the template uses. By default, rights policy templates use the language setting of your server operating system.

If you have AD RMS-enabled clients that use a different language setting on their operating systems, selecting their language setting when you create the rights policy template. This enables the template to reflect the preferred regional language option of the client.

Membership in the local AD RMS Template Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To add a new language to a rights policy template
  1. Log on to a computer in the AD RMS cluster.

  2. Open the Active Directory Rights Management Services console and expand the AD RMS cluster.

  3. In the console tree, click Rights Policy Templates.

  4. Select the name of the desired rights policy template, and then, in the Actions pane, click Properties.

  5. On the Identification Information tab, click Add.

  6. Select the desired language from the Language box.

  7. In the Name box, type a name that will be displayed to AD RMS users. As a best practice, use the name of the language in the template name to allow you to easily distinguish which templates have which language identifiers.

  8. In the Description box, type a description for the rights policy template.

  9. Click OK, and then click OK again to close the properties sheet.


To select a given language, you must have the language installed on your server. Adding a new language is done though the Regional and Language Options in Control Panel. Click the Keyboard and Languages tab and then click Install/uninstall languages to start the Install or Uninstall Display Languages wizard.

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