Modifying existing namespaces

You can modify existing namespaces to change or extend the functionality of the namespaces that are included with Microsoft Provisioning System. For example, you can do the following:

You can view the XML coding for all registered namespaces by opening the namespace file in a text-editing program or through the Provisioning Manager tool for administering the Microsoft Provisioning Framework. For more information on using Provisioning Manager to view registered namespaces, see View or modify namespaces.

When modifying existing namespaces, it is recommended that you first make a copy of the original XML namespace file and save it in a new location. You can then modify the existing namespace and save the modified file under the same name as the existing file. If you save the modified namespace under the same name as an existing namespace, you do not need to register the modified namespace. If you do save the modified namespace under a different name, however, you must register the namespace in the Microsoft Provisioning Framework configuration database before you can use it. For more information, see To register a new namespace.

The "Architecture" and "Customization" chapters of the Microsoft Provisioning Framework Software Development Kit (SDK) provide detailed information on customizing and modifying namespaces. For more information about the SDK and how to use it, see Microsoft Provisioning Framework SDK and documentation.