This section provides information about how to use Microsoft Provisioning System (MPS) to perform provisioning actions. The success of provisioning actions that you perform will continue to verify proper functioning of your initial MPS configuration. You can begin by executing sample XML requests that you launch from various sources.

When using MPS, the functionality of the Microsoft managed namespaces enables you to perform a broad range of provisioning tasks. This section introduces such topics as how to perform test provisioning actions using MPS, using samples provided with this solution to create your own customized XML requests, and how to perform routine and emergency maintenance on your MPS environment.

MPS gives you a powerful tool for automating provisioning tasks. For information about how to develop custom business logic so you can use MPS to provision other services in your infrastructure, see Microsoft Provisioning System SDK.