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 +====== Testing a Profile ======
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 +You should test a profile before deploying it to your end users, to make sure it fully addresses both your users’ needs and the needs of your business or department. Typically, profile testing is done with a small group of selected users.
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 +While testing, only your test users should receive any changes to the profile. Once you are satisfied with your testing, you can deploy the profile to production, and it can be distributed to your user population at large.
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 +**To publish a profile to testing:** 
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 +    - On the **Configure Profile**    page, click **Publish to Test**.
 +    - On the **Publish to Test**    page, click **Publish to Test**.
 +    - Optionally, in **Notes**, enter any notes you wish to make about the test profile.
 +    - Click **Publish as Test Profile.**    The profile status is changed to Test and the profile minor version number is automatically incremented**.**
 +    - You can now download an installer file that will install Open Mobile and your profile.
 +      * For Windows 1.4.1 and later clients, you can download a ZIP archive that contains only the profile settings, which can be imported into an existing Open Mobile installation. See [[:importing_an_open_mobile_profile|here for instructions ]] on how to import a profile into Open Mobile.
 +      * Separately, if dial connections are enabled, you can also download the dialer plug-in installer.
 +      * These installers can be distributed to your test users through your preferred software distribution method.
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 +<note important>The build process for installers can take some time. Give the process a few moments to complete.</note>
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 +[[:portal_guide|Portal Guide]] > [[:configuration_tab|Configuration Tab]] > [[:manage_profiles|Manage Profiles]] 
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 +{{tag>profile_management open_mobile_portal}}
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