This topic describes how Microsoft Provisioning System provisions FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions for Microsoft and SharePoint Team Services for reseller organizations and customer organizations. For more information about the functionality provided, see FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions and SharePoint Team Services provisioning.
Unless you create a custom namespace for accessing the features of the FrontPage Provider, you must use Delegated Administration Console to enable and disable FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions or SharePoint Team Services for an organization. You cannot submit a direct XML request.
When you enable FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions or SharePoint Team Services for an organization, Delegated Administration Console passes the metabase path of the organization's Web site to the FrontPage Provider. The FrontPage Provider then creates FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions on the Web site root and creates a FrontPage administrator group. It configures the user account you specify as the FrontPage administrator.
It is important to ensure that only authorized users are able to provision FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions and SharePoint Team Services. Before enabling FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions or SharePoint Team Services for an organization, Microsoft Provisioning System explicitly checks to verify that the caller is a member of one of the following groups:
If the caller is a member of one of these groups, Microsoft Provisioning System passes the request to the FrontPage Provider. The procedure runs using the credentials of the Microsoft Provisioning Service privileged account, MPSPrivAcct. This account is given administrator privileges during installation. For more information about the Microsoft Provisioning Service privileged account, see "Installing Microsoft Provisioning System."
Once FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions or SharePoint Team Services is provisioned, the user management features of FrontPage 2002 and SharePoint Team Services allow the FrontPage administrator to control which users can access Web site files and what level of permissions they have. Microsoft Provisioning System automatically sets up the appropriate FrontPage administrator role for the organization. The FrontPage administrator can then log on to FrontPage administration console directly to give users access or to configure additional roles. All users must log on to FrontPage and the SharePoint Team Services Web site by using the SAM account name configured for them when their user accounts were created in Delegated Administration Console. For more information, see Working with FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions and SharePoint Team Services.