The MPS Deployment Tool provides the following details tabs and other user interface elements to facilitate the configuration and deployment of Microsoft Provisioning System (MPS) components:
- Getting Started tab -Provides initial tool guidance by
summarizing the basic tasks you can perform with the tool.
- Install Details tab - Provides information about tool
- Servers tab - Contains controls for configuring which servers
you assign as location sites for MPS component
- Session History tab - Provides an interface for monitoring the
activities of tool sessions.
- Action History tab - Aggregates a session-to-session log of
actions completed by the tool for the lifetime of the
- File menu - Contains the following commands:
- Location - Enables you to specify the location of your
configuration files, log files, Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI)
applications, and MPS component source files.
- Export Configuration - Enables you to export the MpsConfig.xml
file to an alternate location.
- Save Installed Configuration - Captures the configuration
settings for all components that are currently installed and
overwrites any previously saved configuration.
- Restore Installed Configuration - Uses the saved configuration
to schedule installations for all previously installed components
that are not currently installed.
- Deployment Files Status - Provides status information for
deployment related files. For example, ItemID:MPFClient Deployment
File:MPF.msi file exists:Yes.
- Pending Actions - Displays an Action dialog that lists pending
actions such as Install, Upgrade, Repair, Verify, or Configure, for
- Preferences - Displays the MSI Logging dialog to allow
selection of one or more of the following logging options:
- Status messages
- Nonfatal warnings
- All error messages
- Start up of actions
- Action specific records
- User requests
- Initial UI parameters
- Fatal exit information
- Out-of-disk space messages
- Terminal properties
- Verbose output
- Status messages
- Location - Enables you to specify the location of your configuration files, log files, Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) applications, and MPS component source files.
- Help menu - Contains the following commands:
- Help - To be provided in a future release of the MPS Deployment
- Tree Icon Help - Provides definitions of the icons used in the
Requirements Status tree.
- Help - To be provided in a future release of the MPS Deployment Tool.
- Requirements Status pane - Provides a tree-style view of MPS
components that you can configure and deploy in your hosting
- Start Deployment button - Launches the deployment