Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Internet Explorers new ActiveX blocking policy

(in via Greg)

As from 9 September 2014 the Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) browser began the blocking of out-of-date ActiveX controls.

This new feature returns to IE users a notification when Web pages try to load any out-of-date ActiveX controls. As advised on the Microsoft website, the initial implementation of this feature will block the Java ActiveX controls for the following versions:

  • J2SE 1.4 - everything below (but not including) update 43
  • J2SE 5.0 - everything below (but not including) update 71
  • Java SE 6 - everything below (but not including) update 81
  • Java SE 7 - everything below (but not including) update 65
  • Java SE 8 - everything below (but not including) update 11

The out-of-date ActiveX control blocking feature will work with:

  • IE 8 through IE 11 on Windows 7 SP1 and up
  • IE 8 through IE 11 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and up
  • All Security Zones except the Local Intranet Zone and the Trusted Sites Zone

Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System users who still use an outdated Java version may see the following error message when using EPM products:

"Java(TM) was blocked because it is out of date and needs to be updated."

For more information please review the following blog post on Microsoft's website - MSDN IEBlog:

The following Oracle JDK versions are certified with EPM System (at time of writing):

  • EPM System Oracle JDK 1.5.0_12
  • EPM System Oracle JDK 1.5.0_22+
  • EPM System Oracle JDK 1.6.0_14+
  • EPM System Oracle JDK 1.6.0_21+
  • EPM System Oracle JDK 1.6.0_29+
  • EPM System Oracle JDK 1.6.0_35+

To obtain the latest EPM Certification Matrix visit the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) webpage: EPM System Supported Platforms

To avoid ActiveX control blocking, recommendations are:

  • EPM System
    - upgrade to a later EPM release; or
    - exclude from ActiveX control blocking
       (e.g. by adding EPM sites to Trusted Sites Zone in Internet Explorer)

  • EPM System
    - update Oracle JDK to version 1.5.0_71

  • EPM System -
    - update Oracle JDK to version 1.6.0_81

(text: Greg; layout: Torben; authorized: Lia)

Friday Aug 29, 2014

EPM & Support with IE 11

(in via Stef)

The Product Management team have released a knowledge article for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and containing details for EPM support with Internet Explorer (IE) 11:

Policy for Supporting EPM System and
with Internet Explorer 11
Doc ID 1920566.1

This article outlines how Oracle supports EPM System Web Clients when running in Internet Explorer 11. It also contains reference for the future support of IE 11 along with known issues.

TIP: In My Oracle Support mark the Knowledge Article as a "Favorite" to allow the document to be easily located and reviewed for future updates.

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