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Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-15

You can add a test device to the Test Device page and then use this device to verify the functionality of new updates before deploying the updates to production devices. You can test a device globally (throughout your entire Microsoft Communications Server 2010 environment) or within a single site. You identify a test device by its Media Access Control (MAC) address or serial number. When you add a device, it appears in the list on the Test Device page of the Communications Server Control Panel.

To add a test device

  1. Open Communications Server Control Panel.

  2. Click Clients, and then click Test Device.

  3. Click New, and then click either Global test device or Site test device.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • If you clicked Global test device, skip to the next step.

    • If you clicked Site test device, select a site from the list of available sites, and then click OK.

  5. In the New Test Device dialog box, in the Device name box, type a name for the device.

  6. Under Identifier type, click either MAC address or Serial number.

  7. In the Unique identifier box, type the MAC address or serial number of the device.

  8. Click Commit.