The AD RMS server role is removed from an AD RMS cluster by using Server Manager.


If you are removing every server in the AD RMS cluster, be sure to first decommission AD RMS and remove all protection from the content that is rights-protected by this AD RMS cluster. If you are only removing one AD RMS server from the cluster, you do not need to decommission the AD RMS environment because other servers continue to issue certification and licensing requests to AD RMS users.

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

To remove the AD RMS server role
  1. Log on to the server on which you want to remove the AD RMS server role.

  2. Open Server Manager. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  3. In the tree, click Manage Roles.

  4. Under Roles Summary, click Remove roles.

  5. Read Before You Begin, and then click Next.

  6. Clear the Active Directory Rights Management Services check box. If you no longer have a need for Internet Information Services (IIS) on this server, clear the Web Server (IIS) box, and then click Next.

  7. Click Remove. Removing the AD RMS server role can take several minutes.

  8. When the server role is removed, click Finish.