You will need to plan for the kind of application you want to use to call into Microsoft Provisioning System (MPS), such as a Web control console or another custom application. Also related to this is the method by which you will pass XML requests into MPS, which you can do using any of the following:
- ProvTest.exe command-line tool - You can submit XML
requests to MPS by running ProvTest.exe at the command line, where
you use a text document containing the appropriate XML request
content as the target of the executable. See the MPS Operations
Guide "Managing Microsoft Provisioning Framework from the Command
Line" topic for more information about using ProvTest.exe. You can
locate the MPS Operations Guide on Microsoft Hosting Solutions for Service
Providers at: \Service
- MPS Web Services - You can submit XML requests to MPS
from a Web-based application over the Internet using the MPS Web
Services Interfaces. See the Microsoft Provisioning System SDK for information
about submitting XML requests using the Web Services.
- An existing Web-based user interface - If you have an
existing UI, it must be capable of calling the MPF COM Client, for
instance with Active Server Pages (ASP) code.
- A custom application - If you have an existing
application that you want to use or one that you want to develop
for sending XML requests to MPS, it must be capable of calling the
MPS .NET Client Wrapper. You can write applications such as this in
C#, C++, or Microsoft Visual Basic .NET.
- Microsoft ASP.Net Web Service - You can use the Web
Service to submit XML requests into MPS and take advantage of
numerous preconfigured and selectable XML requests provided with
See Microsoft Provisioning System SDK to learn how to get started using this service.
For more information see:
- Run XML
Provisioning Requests for more information about:
- Procedures that you can use to submit XML requests to MPS from
any of the listed sources.
- How to call the MPF COM Client.
- How to use the Mpfcomcreateuser.vbs VBScript, which
programmatically creates an XML request, calls the MPF COM Client,
and submits the request to the Provisioning Engine.
- Procedures that you can use to submit XML requests to MPS from any of the listed sources.
- Microsoft Provisioning System SDK to learn how
to use the MPS .NET Client Wrapper to call the MPF COM Client from
a .NET application.