Before deploying Microsoft Provisioning System (MPS) into either your test or production provisioning environments, consult the following checklist for tasks you must complete first.
Also, if you are a new MPS user, consider reviewing the Microsoft Provisioning System Component Overview after you verify the checklist items. This review can help you gain a fuller understanding of MPS technology and the role it plays in a data center environment.
Checklist: Preinstallation for Service Provisioning Base Configuration
1. Verify installation and configuration of Active Directory on your Microsoft Windows Server 2003 domain controllers (AD01, AD02).
2. Verify MPS system requirements.
If you are now ready to begin your service provisioning deployment, see Build Service Provisioning for guidance on the reference architecture tasks.