50,000 seats are assigned to the RIGHTSMANAGEMENT_ADHOC SKU in your Office 365 organization

Note Microsoft Azure Information Protection was previously known as Microsoft Azure Rights Management.
PROBLEM
In your Office 365 subscription, you see that 50,000 seats are assigned to the RIGHTSMANAGEMENT_ADHOC SKU. For example, when you run the Get-MsolAccountSku Microsoft Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell cmdlet, you receive output that resembles the following:
-------------------------------------------------------------Windows PowerShellCopyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.PS C:\> Connect-MsolServicePS C:\> Get-MsolAccountSkuAccountSkuId                                 ActiveUnits   WarningUnits    ConsumedUnits------------                                 -----------    ------------   -------------YourO365:INTUNE_A                               25              0                1YourO365:RIGHTSMANAGEMENT_ADHOC                 50000           0                1YourO365:ENTERPRISEPACK                         25              0                7-------------------------------------------------------------
CAUSE
The RIGHTSMANAGEMENT_ADHOC entry represents the "Rights Management for individuals" subscription. This is a free offering that anyone in an organization can use after they sign up at https://portal.aadrm.com/.

When a person in your organization signs up for this offering, Microsoft allocates 50,000 seats of RIGHTSMANAGEMENT_ADHOC to your organization. Licenses will be assigned to users only if they sign up.

The existence of the RIGHTSMANAGEMENT_ADHOC SKU in your list of SKUs does not affect Microsoft Azure Rights Management functionality or any other Office 365 functionality. Microsoft does not charge for this SKU.

SOLUTION
You can safely ignore the RIGHTSMANAGEMENT_ADHOC SKU entry.

If Azure Rights Management is disabled in your organization, Azure Rights Management functionality will remain disabled. An update will be available in the future to manage this SKU.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about Azure Rights Management for individuals, see http://blogs.technet.com/b/rms/archive/2013/07/31/introducing-rms-for-individuals.aspx.

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Article ID: 2925380 - Last Review: 09/30/2016 07:46:00 - Revision: 8.0

Office 365, Microsoft Azure Active Directory

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