Running Setup.exe

Setup.exe is a program that can be used to either install or remove the Microsoft. Provisioning Framework or individual components from a local computer. Setup.exe is primarily intended for use with stand-alone computers used for development or evaluation purposes. Although you can use it for a deployment involving multiple computers, in this situation, it is usually more efficient to execute an unattended installation from a script, third-party tool, or the command line.

Note  Before running Setup.exe for an install, verify that the computer meets all the system requirements.

To run Setup.exe from a CD-ROM
To run Setup.exe from a share on a local area network
Executing the setup

Once Setup.exe is on the screen, proceed as follows.

  1. In the welcome screen, click Next.
  2. In the License Agreement screen, click I accept the terms in the license agreement, then Next.
  3. In the Customer Information screen, enter your user name and organization, then click Next.
  4. If the Installation Mode screen displays, click either Local or Domain, then click Next.

    Local indicates that the installation is for a stand-alone computer used for development or evaluation purposes. Domain indicates that the installation involves multiple computers that will communicate with each other.

    The Installation Mode screen displays only for member servers (which can be either local or domain), and only when one of the following conditions is true:
  5. In the Setup Type screen, click the setup type, then Next.

    For new installations, the screen displays Typical and Custom. Typical installs all MPF components except the ISAPI Extension and Sample Provisioning Website and Database. Custom installs individual components. (To install these components, you must rerun Setup.exe using the Custom option.) If you click Custom, a Custom Setup screen displays in which you de-select the components you do not wish to install. (By default, the components for a typical install are already selected.)

    For existing installations, the screen displays Modify and Remove. Modify displays another screen for selecting components to modify. Remove completely deletes all execution components of MPF.

    Note  The Remove option does not delete MPF databases and logins or Active Directory users and groups. For more information on deleting these items manually, see the Readme.htm file in the CD's Setup directory.
  6. In the MPF Account Passwords screen, enter and confirm the passwords for the MPF service account and/or client account, then click Next.

    Depending on the components to be installed, Setup.exe creates a service account and/or a client account in Active Directory. The service account (MPFServiceAcct) is the default user account for the Provisioning Engine, Queue Manager, and Audit and Recovery Manager components. The client account (MPFClientAcct) is the user account for the client that receives provisioning requests submitted to MPF. For more information on how these accounts are used in MPF security, see MPF Accounts.

    Note  If you cancel an MPF setup, you must delete these accounts manually before re-attempting setup. For more information, see Readme.htm.
  7. In the Ready to Install screen, click Next.

    The Installing MPF screen displays.
  8. When installation is finished, a completion screen displays. Make a note of the MPF product ID, then click Finish.

See Also

Getting Started

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