This section describes components of the minimal service provisioning environment. The advantages of deploying such a configuration are that you can:

  • Get up-and-running quickly with little or no investment in technology ramp-up time.
  • Acquire a fully functional provisioning system with the simplicity of a basic configuration that has lower administrative costs.
  • Use automation to streamline multiple-step provisioning processes within your data center.
  • Use the Microsoft Provisioning System (MPS) Deployment Tool, which is a single installation application, to automate the deployment and configuration of all MPS components while minimizing the occurrence of errors.
  • Take advantage of provided sample XML requests to initiate some common provisioning tasks.
  • Have a fully functional provisioning environment that you can extend with customized provisioning solutions after you acquire more familiarity with MPS functions.