User accounts are added to the AD RMS administrative groups by using Server Manager.

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

To add users to AD RMS administrative groups
  1. Log on to a server in the AD RMS cluster.

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

  3. Expand Configuration, expand Local Users and Groups, and then click Groups.

  4. Double-click the desired group, such as AD RMS Enterprise Administrators, AD RMS Auditors, or AD RMS Template Administrators.

  5. Click Add.

  6. In the Select Users, Computers, or Groups dialog box, type the user name of the account in the form user_name@domain_name, click OK, and then click OK again.

  7. Repeat steps 1-6 for each server in the AD RMS cluster.

To reduce administrative overhead, you can add a security group to the AD RMS administrative group in Active Directory Domain Services (AS DS) and add the user accounts to the AD DS group.

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