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Consider the following behavior. You open a file that is protected by Information Rights Management (IRM). Then, you close the file without saving it. In this scenario, the Last Modified date and time value of the file is automatically updated. You experience this behavior if the account that you use to open and to close the file differs from the account that was used to grant the Rights Management Services (RMS) permissions on the file.
This behavior occurs if the RMS license information is stored in the IRM-protected file that you open. Microsoft Office updates the Last Modified date and time values so that you can track file changes. Therefore, this behavior is expected.
Note If you have the Full Control permission to the IRM-protected file, you do not experience this behavior. You experience this behavior only if you have the Read permission and the Change permission to the IRM-protected file.
To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods.
Note We recommend that you use Method 1.
Method 1: Enable the "Always require users to connect to verify permission" policy
Method 2: Grant the "Read and Execute" permission to the account that you are usingTo work around this issue, use Microsoft Windows NTFS Security to grant the "Read and Execute" permission.
To do this, follow these steps:
The operating system is not aware of the locking functionality that is implemented in Microsoft Office. Typically, the RMS label and license information is stored in the file. However, this information is stored on the RMS server if one of the following conditions is true: