The components of Microsoft Provisioning System include several
tools that you can use to manage, test, and debugging
Microsoft Provisioning Framework tools
Microsoft Provisioning Framework (MPF) includes the following
With this Microsoft Management Console (MMC) user interface, you
can configure and monitor the components of an MPF
This utility registers namespaces in the configuration
You can use this utility to bypass the Delegated Administration
Console user interface and submit provisioning XML requests
directly to MPF. You can also use this tool to test MPF client
installations and custom providers.
Configuration Database WMI Provider
This module can request information from and send instructions
to the configuration database, which is a Windows Management
Instrumentation (WMI) managed object. For more information on WMI,
see the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site at Microsoft
Web site. (http://msdn.microsoft.com/)
Delegated Administration Console tools
Delegated Administration Console provides a user interface that
you can used to implement management support.
Delegated Administration Console also provides the
A user interface you can use to view the audit log
A management tool for the non-provider namespaces, such as the
Managed Hosting namespace, Managed Active Directory namespace,
Managed IIS namespace, Managed Exchange namespace, IIS Resource
Manager namespace, and Exchange Resource Manager namespace.
A plans engine that links organizations with plans and
Debugging features you can use to troubleshoot the non-provider
namespaces available in Microsoft Provisioning System. You can also
use the debugging features to view requests and responses and to
write trace information to files.
Resource Kit tools and information
Microsoft Provisioning System includes Resource Kit tools and
information to support all components. These are available from the
installation CD in the following folders:
The Delegated Administration tools and information are
available in the \support\reskit\DelAdmin folder on the
Provider tools and information are available from the
\support\reskit\Providers folder (including the Software
Development Kits (SDKs) for FrontPage Provider and IIS Provider)
and the \help folder (including the SDK for Exchange
Microsoft Provisioning Framework (MPF) Resource Kit tools and
information can be installed from the \MPF\mpfreskit folder,
including Profiler (debugging tool), the Trace Viewer (to view the
logical expansion of an MPF procedure), and the Queue Manager
Viewer (to navigate through the contents of queue data stores in
the transaction log database).
For more information on Resource Kit tools, see the readme.htm
file in the \support folder on the installation CD.
Source code is available for some components of Microsoft
Provisioning System. This includes the following:
Delegated Administration Console source code is located in the
Source code for the non-provider namespaces that are located in
the Named Procedures folder of the installation CD is available on
the installation CD.