Provisioning automates service-based operations. Through automation, provisioning consolidates the steps involved in common administrative tasks. This helps reduce setup time, administrative costs, and the likelihood of error.
Commonly used types of provisioning include:
Supports dynamic Web-based services.
Supports a range of applications and programs, such as e-mail and directory services.
Supports the effective management of computer resources for services and applications.
Supports the deployment and management of Web hosting infrastructures.
For more information about provisioning, see Additional provisioning resources.
For more information about how Microsoft Provisioning Framework (MPF) implements provisioning, see Microsoft Provisioning Framework components.