A provider namespace directly calls the functionality of a single underlying provider. In Microsoft Provisioning System, this provider is a COM object that provides the functional interface to the external components. This enables the provisioning of Web hosting and other Web-based services. In addition to supporting custom providers and namespaces, Microsoft Provisioning System includes both the core provider namespaces, which are installed by default with Microsoft Provisioning Framework (MPF), and the additional provider namespaces, which are available from the Microsoft Provisioning System installation CD.
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