Setup.exe is a program that can be used to either install or
remove the Microsoft® Provisioning
Framework or individual components from a local computer.
Setup.exe is primarily intended for use with stand-alone computers
used for development or evaluation purposes. Although you can use
it for a deployment involving multiple computers, in this
situation, it is usually more efficient to execute an unattended
installation from a script, third-party tool, or the command
Note Before running Setup.exe for an install, verify that
the computer meets all the system
To run Setup.exe from a CD-ROM
Click the Install option that automatically appears when
you insert the MPF CD-ROM, then follow the instructions on the
If the Install option does not appear, or if you have
already inserted the CD to browse this documentation, do the
Enter d:\setup and click OK. (Substitute the
correct drive name for your CD-ROM drive if it is other than the D:
To run Setup.exe from a share on a local area network
In the supplied installation path or share, run Setup.exe.
Executing the setup
Once Setup.exe is on the screen, proceed as follows.
In the welcome screen, click Next.
In the License Agreement screen, click I accept the
terms in the license agreement, then Next.
In the Customer Information screen, enter your user name
and organization, then click Next.
If the Installation Mode screen displays, click either
Local or Domain, then click Next.
Local indicates that the installation is for a stand-alone
computer used for development or evaluation purposes. Domain
indicates that the installation involves multiple computers that
will communicate with each other.
The Installation Mode screen displays only for member
servers (which can be either local or domain), and only when
one of the following conditions is true:
In the Setup Type screen, click the setup type, then
For new installations, the screen displays Typical and
Custom. Typical installs all MPF components except
Extension and Sample Provisioning Website and Database.
Custom installs individual components. (To install these
components, you must rerun Setup.exe using the Custom
option.) If you click Custom, a Custom Setup screen
displays in which you de-select the components you do not
wish to install. (By default, the components for a typical install
are already selected.)
For existing installations, the screen displays Modify and
Remove. Modify displays another screen for selecting
components to modify. Remove completely deletes all
execution components of MPF.
Note The Remove option does not delete MPF databases
and logins or Active Directory users and groups. For more
information on deleting these items manually, see the Readme.htm
file in the CD's Setup directory.
In the MPF Account Passwords screen, enter and confirm
the passwords for the MPF service account and/or client account,
then click Next.
Depending on the components to be installed, Setup.exe creates a
service account and/or a client account in Active Directory. The
service account (MPFServiceAcct) is the default user account for
Engine, Queue Manager,
and Audit and
Recovery Manager components. The client account (MPFClientAcct)
is the user account for the client that receives provisioning
requests submitted to MPF. For more information on how these
accounts are used in MPF security, see MPF
Note If you cancel an MPF setup, you must delete these
accounts manually before re-attempting setup. For more information,
In the Ready to Install screen, click Next.
The Installing MPF screen displays.
When installation is finished, a completion screen displays.
Make a note of the MPF product ID, then click Finish.