To ensure that rights policy templates are available in the export location after a system restore of the computer where the rights policy templates are stored, you must export the rights policy templates from the configuration database again.


If you are using Windows Server 2008 R2 with automatic template distribution enabled, exporting the rights policy templates is not required.

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

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

  2. Delete the rights policy templates that are in the rights policy templates export folder.

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

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

  5. In the Actions pane, click Properties, clear the Enable export check box, and then click Apply.

  6. Select the Enable export check box, specify a valid network path in the Specify templates file location (UNC) box, and then click OK. All the rights policy templates from the configuration database will be exported and overwrite the ones currently in this folder.

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