Developing and implementing custom namespaces

This section provides a general overview of the steps required to create a custom namespace or modify an existing namespace (for example, the non-provider namespaces included with Microsoft Provisioning System).

In addition, there are three other resources that provide the detailed information required for you to develop and implement namespaces:

Microsoft Provisioning Framework Software Development Kit (SDK)

The Microsoft Provisioning Framework Software Development Kit (SDK) includes documentation and tools you can use to create custom namespaces. For more information, see Microsoft Provisioning Framework SDK and documentation.

Managed Active Directory Namespace "How to" guide

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for creating a non-provider namespace; located in the \support folder on the product CD.

Non-provider namespaces

Non-provider namespaces supply the business logic for implementing Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server, Internet Information Services (IIS), and Resource Manager.

The XML code of these namespaces contains developer comments that explain their design and implementation.

For more information, see Non-provider namespaces available in Microsoft Provisioning System.

Before you perform the tasks described in this section, review Understanding Microsoft Provisioning System.

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