When queuing various Microsoft Provisioning System (MPS) components for deployment and configuring related procedures for running, you will make use of numerous commands that are available on context menus. These menus display when you right-click an individual MPS component in the Requirements Status pane. These additional commands, which appear on the context menus, include the following:

  • Execute - Queues a configuration or initialization procedure to run in the next deployment.
  • Set procedure parameters - Launches one or more dialog boxes that prompt you for the input required to run a procedure.
  • Change Server - Enables you to change the server on which a particular MPS component will be installed. This command becomes available after the component is queued for installation on a specified server.
  • Delete - Enables you to delete an item from the deployment process.
  • Force State - Enables you to force a deployed component into a known state such as Verified or Not Installed. For further information, see Force Component States.
  • Install - Queues an MPS component for deployment.
  • Uninstall - Removes the configuration change for a particular MPS component in the next deployment.
  • Verify - Enables you to validate the successful installation, expected configuration, or proper functionality of a deployed MPS component. For more information about this command, see Verify Components in an Existing MPS Environment.
  • Select virtual directory - Enables you to select a virtual directory. For example, you can expand the Web Services node in the Requirements Status pane, right-click Business Web Services, click Install on server, and then select PROV01. Next, right-click on PROV01, click Select virtual directory, and then select MPWS from the list of virtual directories.

You can also make use of other commands on right-click context menus that enable you to queue actions that will apply to a group of related deployment components or procedures, such as those under the Core Configuration, Hosted Exchange, or Service Components requirements nodes. To use this capability, you can right-click one of these requirements nodes to display the following commands in a context menu:

  • Install all in this group - Queues all components under a requirements node for installation.
  • Verify all in this group - Validates the successful installation, expected configuration, or proper functionality of a group of deployed components displayed under a requirements node.
  • Configure and Verify MPS Core Components - Runs configuration or initialization procedures to set up all MPS core components and verifies any previously deployed components in the group.
  • Verify all MPF Namespaces - Validates the successful installation, expected configuration, or proper functionality of all deployed MPF namespaces.
  • Reset password on Active Directory directory service and all servers - Performs a global password reset action across applicable components, using a randomly generated password.

For example, you can choose to install all the Core Configuration group components by right-clicking this group and selecting the Install all in this group command. After you specify this command, an Install icon displays next to the Core Configuration group node.