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Plans for Certifying Windows 8 and IE 10 with E-Business Suite

Steven Chan
Senior Director

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[Aug. 9, 2013 update: IE 10 is now certified with EBS]


Microsoft Windows 8 was recently released with Internet Explorer 10 as its default browser.  Here's an interim update on our plans for certifying them with Oracle E-Business Suite.

If you've reached this article via a search engine, it's possible that a later update on our status is available.  For our latest status, please check the Desktop Client Certifications section of our one-page Certifications summary.

Our current plans for Windows 8 and IE 10 We plan to certify Oracle E-Business Suite Release, 12.0, and 12.1 with Microsoft Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.

When will Win8 and IE 10 be certified with EBS? Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.    

Which Windows 8 versions will be certified? As of today, I expect that we will explicitly test the Windows 8 Pro edition with Oracle E-Business Suite.  We expect that the results of these certification tests will apply equally to the following editions:

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 N edition
  • Windows 8 Pro N edition
  • Windows 8 Pro Pack N edition
We do not currently plan to certify the following editions with Oracle E-Business Suite:
  • Windows RT
  • Windows 8 tablet-oriented interface (formerly called Metro)

I would not expect the results of our certification to apply to Windows RT. What about 64-bit Windows 8?

Windows 8 is available in a 64-bit version as well as a 32-bit version.  It is expected that we will certify the 32-bit version first, followed by the 64-bit version later.

IE logoWhat about IE 10 for other Windows releases?

Internet Explorer 10 requires Windows 8 or Windows 7 SP1.  We expect to certify IE10 on those operating systems as desktop clients for EBS, 12.0, and 12.1.

We have no current plans to certify the E-Business Suite with IE 10 on Windows RT.

Any Early Adopter Programs planned? No, we don't currently have any plans to offer an Early Adopter Program for either Win8 or IE 10 with Oracle E-Business Suite.  If that changes, I'll post an article on this blog with a call for participants.  

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Comments ( 30 )
  • guest Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    Hi Steve,

    I know it's premature to ask, but will there be any patches required for certification? Will it be certified with both Java 1.6. and 1.7?


  • Steven Chan Wednesday, February 20, 2013

    Hi, Greg,

    Indeed, it's a bit premature. We generally strive to deliver these certifications with the fewest possible interop patch requirements.

    I'll post more details here as soon as possible.



  • Jay L Wednesday, February 27, 2013


    I'm sure consideration will be made to resolve open IE8/9-specific issues mentioned in Note 389422.1 with IE10 certification.

    For information, the top two problems requiring additional configuration at user desktops or causing confusion are:

    1. Cross-Site Scripting Error

    - Requires security setting modification

    2. Buttons and Text Misalignment in FWK pop-ups

    - Requires compatibility mode, confuses users since full text is not visible on buttons

    Thanks for your efforts and transparency as always,


  • guest Saturday, March 2, 2013

    Is there a work around for this? I have a friend who just went to work where the company uses PeopleSoft and he can't login because he has a Windows 8 laptop with IE10. I tried F12 and used IE7, 8 and 9 but it errors because of the OS being Windows 8. Thanks

  • Steven Chan Monday, March 4, 2013

    Hello, Guest,

    I'm sorry that your friend is encountering this issue.

    This blog is focussed on the E-Business Suite. I'd recommend posting your question to a PeopleSoft-related OTN forum.



  • Steven Chan Friday, March 15, 2013

    Hello, Jay,

    1. Our current documentation covering IE8 and IE9 resolves issues with all known cross-site scripting errors. You shouldn't have to disable any default security settings. If you're experiencing cross-site scripting errors, please log an SR so that we can determine whether you're hitting a new issue.

    2. We're working on fixing these issues.



  • Jagadeesh Monday, March 18, 2013

    Hi Steve,

    In your blog you mentioned "For our latest status, please check the Desktop Client Certifications section of our one-page Certifications summary. "https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/resource/certifications.html"". In this link, Windows 8/IE 10/MS Office 2013 are listed under "Desktop Client Certifications". So all the above products now certified with EBS R12? Please advise.



  • Steven Chan Monday, March 18, 2013

    Hi, Jagadeesh,

    That link points to the article that states that those certifications are still underway. Those certifications are still underway. When the certifications are completed, those links will be updated to point to the respective certification announcements.



  • guest Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    Hello Steven,

    I wanted to know when Oracle Application 12i certify for Windows 8 OS?

    I have a new pc with windows 8 and i wanted to install Vision 12.1.3 on it.



  • Steven Chan Thursday, March 28, 2013

    Hello, Francis,

    We're still working on this certification. I'll post updates on this blog as soon as they're available.



  • guest Monday, April 1, 2013

    Thanks Steven for the reply.

  • guest Monday, April 1, 2013

    Hi Steven,

    Can you pls give me an idea how long it may take to certify Oracle Apps 12i on Windows 8? Is it going to be very soon or there will be significat delay?

  • Steven Chan Monday, April 1, 2013

    Hi, Guest,

    Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.



  • guest Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Do you know the duration of the IE9 certificating proces in months?

  • Steven Chan Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Hello, Guest,

    I see where you're going with that, but elapsed times for previous certifications aren't good predictors of new certifications. Elapsed times vary due to all kinds of factors, including delays due to bottlenecks from competing projects on internal testbed servers and QA staff.

    Hang in there. I know that this is a priority for everyone. We'll get these certifications out as soon as we can.



  • guest Monday, April 22, 2013

    Hi Steven,

    I tried to install Oracle Application 12.1.1 on Windows 7 64 bit os and

    installation failed. I wanted to know windows 7 (64bit/32bit) is certified to install Oracle Application R12? I wanted to install a Oracle Application R12 Vision into my new laptop. If this is not certified what is the best option to have an R12 Vision application on my laptop for reference?



  • Steven Chan Monday, April 22, 2013

    Hi, Francis,

    Sorry to hear that you're encountering issues with this.

    I think you may be confusing server-based Windows certifications with our desktop client certifications. The application tier and databaseserver-based parts of Oracle E-Business Suite can only be installed on Microsoft Server operating systems.

    The only thing that can run on Windows 7 desktop clients are the browsers and JRE plug-ins that connect to the E-Business Suite server-based components.

    Alternately, you can simply deploy Oracle VM and install our EBS VM templates into that. I'd recommend that approach -- it's faster and much, much easier than doing a full install from the ground up.

    The Microsoft Server-based certifications are listed in Certify on My Oracle Support. If you still have trouble identifying the supported platforms, please feel free to log a Service Request and we'll help you out.



  • guest Thursday, May 23, 2013


    after looking at "one-page Certifications summary" EBS 11i is certified with Windows 8 client and IE10 browser. Is this correct?

    I was looking at certification from MOS for "Desktop Applications, Browsers and Clients" IE 10 is NOT listed there for

    Any idea on when is this getting updated in MOS?



  • Tim Mervyn Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Hi Chinna,

    The certification of Windows 8 and IE10 with EBS is still in progress and is not currently certified.



  • Al Monday, June 24, 2013

    Any word or documentation on certification and compatibility with Windows 8 and/or IE10 with EBS R12.1?

    I am facing issues with automatic updates to IE10 and having to continually process "system restores".



  • Steven Chan Monday, June 24, 2013

    Hi, Al,

    Both of those certifications are still in progress. We hit some issues with our IE 10 certification that required some additional coding to work-around. We'll announce this certification as soon as we get through that.

    Stay tuned.



  • guest Friday, July 19, 2013

    Hi All,

    In Windows 8 we can access the oracle R12 by just doing a small change in internet explorer 10.

    Go to the Settings> F12 Developer Tools> Browser Mode > Choose IE 9 or IE 8.

    It worked for me.

  • Steven Chan Friday, July 19, 2013

    Hi, Guest,

    Glad that this workaround worked for you. This also turns off new features in IE10.

    Customers who wish to take advantage of all of the new features in IE10 should wait until our EBS certification is released.



  • Scott G Sunday, August 4, 2013

    Hello, Steven,

    Can you give us an update on the IE 8/ Windows 10 certification for Oracle EBS?

    Also, I've been told that EBS will work with Windows 8 as long as the IE 10 browser is ran in compatibility mode. Can you confirm this unofficially?



  • Steven Chan Monday, August 5, 2013

    Hello, Scott,

    I think you meant "IE 10 / Windows 8." These are two different certifications. For example, IE 10 needs to be certified with Windows 7 + Office 2003 / 2010 / etc. + EBS 11i / 12.0 / 12.1.

    We then need to duplicate that testing for Windows 8.

    We're in the final phase of the IE 10 certification right now, and the Windows 8 certification will follow shortly afterwards.

    Enterprise interest in Win8 seems to be relatively low. Do you intend to deploy that release soon?



  • guest Thursday, August 8, 2013

    I am trying to run Oracle R12 instance on Windows 8 machince. The jVM as well installed, but the forms are not openining up.

    Please help

  • Steven Chan Thursday, August 8, 2013

    Hello, Guest,

    I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this.

    We can provide general conceptual guidance here, but I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for specific issues like the one that you're working through.

    Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.



  • guest Thursday, August 8, 2013

    how do I unsubscribe, so that I stop getting further email updates on this particular blog?

  • Steven Chan Thursday, August 8, 2013

    Sadly, I haven't found any way of doing that. The latest blogging software is a bit limited in some ways.

    I've taken your point to heart, though. People are now using this randomly to raise unrelated questions, so I'm locking this thread from additional comments.



  • Steven Chan Friday, August 9, 2013

    IE 10 is now certified with E-Business Suite:




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