This section provides procedures for restoring a Provisioning Engine server and deleting Microsoft Provisioning System (MPS) registry keys.

  • Restore a Provisioning Engine
  • Delete MPS Registry Keys

Restore a Provisioning Engine Server

Procedure SPV.3: To restore a Provisioning Engine server

  1. Reinstall Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and all service packs and updates on the Provisioning Engine servers.

  2. Rejoin the servers to the domain.

  3. Note:
    This step is only necessary if the provisioning database and engine are on the same server. It is necessary if your provisioning database failed at the same time there was a provisioning engine failure.

    Restore the MPFConfig, MPFAudit, MPFTranLogData, and ResourceManager SQL databases.

    Do not perform backups of the MPFTranLogData database as a part of your standard backup procedure. To do so, you need to take the MPS servers offline. However, if you are restoring the MPS components rather than reinstalling them, you will need a copy of the MPFTranLogData database. Therefore, the MPFTranLogData database should be backed up once immediately following MPS installation.
  4. Reinstall MPS core components, MPS providers, the MPS Resource Manager engine, MPS Provisioning Manager, queue manager, and the Microsoft Exchange system management tools (optional).

  5. Ensure that the namespaces for any custom providers you created are still registered with the operating system. If they are not, reregister them using the Provnamespace.exe command-line tool.

See the MPS Operations Guide "Managing Microsoft Provisioning Framework from the Command Line" topic for more information about registering provider namespaces. You can locate the MPS Operations Guide on the Microsoft Hosting Solutions for Service Providers site at: \Service Provisioning\MPS\MPF\help\opsguide.chm.

Delete MPS Registry Keys

It is possible to restore the Provisioning Engine servers without reinstalling the operating system. If you do this, you must delete the MPS registry keys prior to restoring MPS components. To delete these keys, use the following procedure.

Procedure SPV.4: To delete the MPS registry entries

  1. On the taskbar, click Start, click Run, and then type regedit.

  2. In the console tree, double-click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, double-click SOFTWARE, double-click Microsoft, double-click Provisioning, and then select the Client folder.

  3. On the Edit menu, click Delete.

  4. In the console tree, click the Engine folder.

  5. On the Edit menu, click Delete.

  6. On the Registry menu, click Exit. If prompted to save changes, click Yes.