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Introducing RMS sharing app for Windows

Introducing RMS sharing app for Windows

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Hi folks,

We’re excited to announce the RC release of the Microsoft Rights Management sharing app for Windows. Shubha is a Program Manager on the team and she'll explain this to you further.

Hello, this is Shubha. RMS sharing app for Windows (formerly known as IP Viewer) is a user-driven app which allows users to protect and consume any file format. It uses the power of File API which supports automated protection and enhances the Generic Protection ecosystem by protecting all file formats.

Some of the new features in this release are:

  • Protect any file with user-authored permissions in-place.
  • Protect and share any file via email.
  • Generic protection for any file type, including Office and PDF files.
  • Allow Office 2010 to work with Windows Azure Active Directory Rights Management.
  • Adds new buttons to the Office toolbar for Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, so you can protect and share your files from within Office.


You can download the app from here.

You can also take a look at our documentation here. You can send us your feedback and comments here

  • Hi, Dan and Shubha. Quick question: does this work on Windows 8.1 on a SurfaceRT (for customers looking to replace iPad)?

  • Hi, We don't yet have the RT client in production. Its in the works though.

  • Does it support MAC OS??

  • What is the connection of Microsoft Rights Management Sharing Application for Windows with AD RMS? When I choose protect a document in any end user machine, does it connect with AD RMS server to get a certificate and encrypt the content, or does not use at all AD RMS services? What about when choosing to protect with an AD RMS template distributed to end users?

  • I was able to pass the file and folder variable to RMSSHARING.exe , but I am prompted for the Template.
    Is there a way to pass the template id also?
    RMSsharing.exe \\flhadrms01\FLH_Confidential /protect

  • Yo_bee: RMS sharing app's commandline parameters are for internal testing only and not for public usage. I will suggest that you use the PowerShell Cmdlets that you have talked about here:

  • Lin: We are in the process of building an application for Mac OS. You should be able to hear more on this in the next few weeks.

  • ardi: Yes, RMS sharing app connects to RMS server the first time, to get the certificate and encrypt the content. After that, it publishes offline (that is, doesn't connect to the server) till such time that the certificate has expired.

  • @ Gagan Thanks for your reply. I posted an additional question on the link you redirected me to.
    Can you take a look at that?


  • Yo_bee: Where you ever able to pass command line options to have the RMSSharingapp to protect documents or folders

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