DRM Server for PDF

For intranets and corporate networks, our DRM server for CopySafe PDF can be purchased and installed by ArtistScope.

By owning your own DRM server you can have it customized to suit your own design theme and security policy rather than use those provided by our free shared service.

Requirements & Install

Full install by ArtistScope is mandatory.

  • Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2 or 2012 R2 is required.
  • IIS needs to be installed to manage your site.
  • We will configure the web site if required.
  • We will install all necessary DLLs and services.
  • We will install Microsoft SQL Server and database.
  • We will customize security policy to your requirements.
  • We will customize the design for your corporate image.

Administrator access will be required for installation. It is not recommended to install this service on server that provides terminal services. The server should be a dedicated or at least a virtual server (can be hosted by GoDaddy for $30-40/month).

When installation is complete we store a backup of the site and database for quick repair if ever needed.


What gets installed on your server is exactly the same as used on our DRM server.

Demo DRM Trial

Although limited as a demo user, here you can evaluate our DRM portal for free for 14 days.

The CopySafe PDF DRM portal will enable you to upload and convert a variety of document formats for copy protected distribution. Although limited as a demo, you can still experiment with the different protection settings and send test documents to friends to see how effective the prevention of copy, sharing and unauthorized distribution really is.

Click to create a Demo DRM account now.

Full DRM Trial

To test drive the DRM portal and explore all the features available to authors, you need to either purchase a CopySafe PDF Protector license or rent the DRM Service for a short period. When you purchase the DRM Server software your initial purchase will be refunded.

Purchase DRM Server for PDF

Each CopySafe PDF license includes the DRM Portal service for free for life.

[  DRM Management Portal     Portal web pages & scripts (ASP)   
[  DRM Server DLL Server-side interface to Protector  
[  Installation Installation by ArtistScope  
    Sub Total   $895
[ Protector Licensing License for CopySafe PDF Protector   $295

Total = US$1,190 unless you already have a license for CopySafe PDF Protector or have paid for a DRM subscription to fully evaluate the server, in which case the amount already paid will be refunded later.

Frequent Questions and Answers

Can our own developers install this service?
No. It would take a month of Sundays to to provide the needed support whereas our expert can install and configure overnight.
Can it be installed on Apache web servers?
No. It needs to be a Windows sever as we are installing and running Windows software as a service (SAS).
Which Windows servers are suitable?
Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2, 2012 R2 will be ideal. One install on Windows XP Pro is apparently still in service. Basically, any Windows OS that can enable IIS Server & Management tools.
Why use Microsoft SQL Server?
Microsoft SQL Express is free and most secure. Access databases are no longer recommended on later Windows servers as they are limiting and slow.
Can this service be installed on a Terminal Server?
No. Users might try to open protected documents on the server which will suspend the SQL service. Besides, DRM is applied per computer so users sharing the same computer cannot be managed properly.
Can this server be totally self-sufficient, as in an intranet?
Yes. Your documents will have the "home" to refer to for access permissions embedded inside the document.
Can this server cater for both intranet and Internet subscribers?
Yes. Please discuss this with your network administrator.
Is licensing a one-time fee or are there other costs?
Licensing is a one-time fee. However if you break it or your server fails then you may need to pay the installation fee to restore from any backup that you may have or the one that we stored at the time of the initial installation.
What type of files can be uploaded and converted?
PDF only. The ArtistScope DRM server caters for a variety of diffent file types but the third party licensing for the extra components amount to another $2,000.