Microsoft® Provisioning Framework is a platform for building, deploying, managing, and extending hosted services running on Windows® operating systems. MPF contains the following components.
|Provisioning framework||The framework contains both client and server components. The
and receive incoming provisioning . The
following server components manage transaction processing and data
MPF is tightly integrated with Windows® NT and mechanisms employed by external services such as Active Directory. Only authorized users can execute provisioning requests.
|Provisioning Manager is the administration console for the framework, used to configure and monitor the components in an MPF installation.|
|Standard providers and namespaces||MPF ships with a number of providers and named
|Application programming interfaces (APIs)||The MPF APIs contain methods used to submit requests to the provisioning framework and to develop custom providers.|