What a request is

Microsoft Provisioning Framework (MPF) executes provisioning tasks in response to requests. MPF implements requests as XML documents.

There are two types of requests, simple and trusted:

For more information about requests, see How a request works and Request implementation in Microsoft Provisioning System. 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.