The basic provisioning support provided by Microsoft Provisioning System is implemented by providers and their namespaces. Several providers and provider namespaces are installed by default as part of the Microsoft Provisioning Framework (MPF) installation.
Some provider namespaces, including the two resource management provider namespaces, the Custom Audit Provider namespace, and the Error Provider namespaces, provide functionality that is essential to the implementation of MPF. These provider namespaces are read-only namespaces.
Other provider namespaces, such as the Active Directory Provider namespace, are available to meet specific provisioning requirements. These additional provider namespaces can be modified to customize the functionality that is supplied by any individual namespace.
This section covers the provider namespaces included with MPF: