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This task is a step in Process of Retrieving, Installing, and Testing Upgrade Kits.
The recommended method for testing kits is to create and distribute a kit to a limited and controlled number of users. In this method, you can assign specific testing users to the Test Client configuration so your regular subscribers will not be allowed to install any kits in the testing phase. Distribute the kit only to the Siebel Test Client configuration. See Using the Siebel Test Client Configuration for Testing.
After distribution to the Test Client configuration, test users should retrieve and install the upgrade kit. Test users should then run the application that has been upgraded, and report any unexpected behavior in the application, particularly in areas that have changed due to the upgrade.
CAUTION: When testing new upgrade kits, it is strongly recommended that you perform tests using both Dedicated and Mobile Web Clients. If for any reason Mobile Web Client users experience problems installing or downloading the new kit, the problems will be significant.
To optimize the setup process for new users, it is recommended that you create a "master installation image" for each configuration your Siebel Anywhere subscribers use, and keep these images up to date. If all current upgrade kits are installed to create a current image, you can use the image to set up new subscribers, so each new subscriber will not need to download and install many upgrade kits. This method also makes it safer to deactivate old upgrade kits, since new subscribers will receive the necessary software by means of installation images, rather than being required to install old kits.
NOTE: Siebel Anywhere does not deliver database schema upgrades to individual Dedicated Web Client users, because they connect to shared databases. Database extensions should be tested in the development environment.
Siebel Anywhere provides a special configuration called Siebel Test Client to serve as your test user. By default, the Siebel Test Client configuration is representative of the other subscriber configurations initially provided, but it can be modified to reflect your active configuration.
NOTE: If you want to change your optional kit to a required kit after testing, see Converting an Optional Kit to a Required Kit.
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