How a provider works

Each provider namespace directly calls the functionality of a single underlying provider. These providers and their namespaces support a range of provisioning functionality. This functionality, described in the following list, is available through Microsoft Provisioning Framework (MPF):

For information on what a provider is and how it is implemented in Microsoft Provisioning System, see What a provider is and Provider implementation in Microsoft Provisioning System. For information on requests, see Request architecture. For information on procedures, see Procedure architecture. For information on namespaces, see Namespace architecture. The Microsoft Provisioning Framework Software Development Kit (SDK) contains additional resources to help you implement procedures, requests, and namespaces. This includes the complete XML schema for all elements and information on how to implement providers. For more information on the SDK and how to use it, see Microsoft Provisioning Framework SDK.