Microsoft Windows 8 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

Microsoft Windows 8 logoI'm very pleased to announce that Microsoft Windows 8 desktop clients are certified for the Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.10.2, 12.0, 12.1, and 12.2. This certification applies to the following editions:

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 N edition
  • Windows 8 Pro N edition
  • Windows 8 Pro Pack N edition
Internet Explorer 10
Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.10.2 Prerequisites
  • Oracle Applications 11.5.10.2
  • Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H Rollup 6 (RUP 6) (patch 5903765) or later.
  • Oracle Developer 6i patchset 19 (6.0.8.28.x) (Note 125767.1).
  • MLR Patch 8888184
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.6.0_37 or later 1.6 updates
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.7.0_10 or later 1.7 updates
Oracle E-Business Suite R12.0 Prerequisites
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.0.6
  • Oracle Applications Technology R12.ATG_PF.A.DELTA.6 (patch 7237006) or later.
  • Oracle Forms Version 10.1.2.3 or later.
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.6.0_37 or later 1.6 updates
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.7.0_10 or later 1.7 updates
Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Prerequisites
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.6.0_37 or later 1.6 updates
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.7.0_10 or later 1.7 updates

Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Prerequisites

  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.2 or higher
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.6.0_37 or later 1.6 updates
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.7.0_10 or later 1.7 updates
Firefox ESR 17
Oracle E-Business Suite 11i Prerequisites
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.10.2.
  • Oracle Developer 6i patchset 19 (6.0.8.28.x) or later (note 125767.1)
  • Oracle Applications Technology 11i.ATG_PF.H Rollup 6 (RUP 6)(patch 5903765) or later
  • Applications Framework Patch 7651759
  • Patch 7567782 which removes the use of the jpi-version parameter and switches Firefox to a non-static versioning model.
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.6.0_37 or later 1.6 updates
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.7.0_10 or later 1.7 updates
Oracle E-Business Suite R12.0 Prerequisites
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.0.6
  • Oracle Applications Technology R12.ATG_PF.A.delta.6 (patch 7237006) or later
  • Applications Framework Patch 7602616
  • Patch 7567840 which removes the use of the jpi-version parameter and switches Firefox to a non-static versioning model.
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.6.0_37 or later 1.6 updates
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.7.0_10 or later 1.7 updates
Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1 Prerequisites
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 or higher
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.6.0_37 or later 1.6 updates
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.7.0_10 or later 1.7 updates
Oracle JInitiator Not Compatible

Oracle JInitiator was built on top of Java 1.3.  Java 1.3 is desupported and is not compatible with Windows 8, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.  We have no plans to certify Oracle JInitiator with Windows 8.

Premier Support for Oracle JInitiator 1.1.8 ended in December 2008, and Premier Support for Oracle JInitiator 1.3 ended for EBS customers in July 2009.

Use the Native JRE plug-in

Windows 8 desktop clients are certified only with the native Java Runtime Environment (JRE) with Windows 8. 

Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops from JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the 1.6 codeline, and from JRE 7u10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline. 

The minimum JRE prerequisites for Windows 8 are higher than in previous releases.  These are:

  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.6.0_37 or later 1.6 updates
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.7.0_10 or later 1.7 updates

We test all new JRE 1.6 and JRE 7 releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE 1.6 and 7 releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team. 

You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 1.6 or JRE 7 releases to your EBS users' desktops. This applies to all certified Windows desktop operating systems, including XP, Vista, 7, and 8.

WebADI and Report Manager Users

Running WebADI and Report Manager through Excel on Windows 8 has additional patch requirements. For further information see Document 1077728.1.

What About Windows Hyper-V?

End-users are able to run Windows XP, Vista, and 7 as client guest operating systems via Windows Hyper-V on a Win8 desktop client.

We have no plans to conduct separate EBS certification efforts for Hyper-V guest client configurations running on Win8 clients.  Oracle Support will attempt to reproduce reported issues using non-virtualized WinXP, Vista, or 7 desktop clients.  Microsoft Support may to be engaged for any issues that can only be reproduced only in Hyper-V on Windows 8 desktops.

What about other Windows 8 editions?

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 Earlier Versions of IE?

Microsoft only supports IE 10 on Windows 8 desktops.  Microsoft does not support earlier versions of IE on Win8, so Oracle is only able to support IE10 on Windows 8 clients for the E-Business Suite.

Pending Win8 Certifications

BiDi (Arabic and Hebrew Languages)

Due to issues with right side truncation, Windows 8 is not currently certified for BiDi (Arabic and Hebrew) languages. A patch fix for this issue is in progress.

MS Projects

Posting information between Oracle Projects and Microsoft Projects will currently error when running on Windows 8. A patch fix for this issue is in progress. For further information see Document 1077728.1 listed below.

Client Server Products

The majority of Client/Server products are either not currently certified or will not be certified on Windows 8. For further information see document 277535.1 listed below.

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.    

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Comments:

"Microsoft only supports IE 10 on Windows 8 desktops. Microsoft does not support earlier versions of IE on Win8, so Oracle is only able to support IE8 on Windows 8 clients for the E-Business Suite."

Shouldn't that read "Microsoft only supports IE 10 on Windows 8 desktops. Microsoft does not support earlier versions of IE on Win8, so Oracle is only able to support IE10 on Windows 8 clients for the E-Business Suite."

Posted by Rob on September 28, 2013 at 02:03 AM PDT #

Whoops. Thanks for catching that artifact, Rob. Corrected.

Posted by Steven Chan on September 28, 2013 at 10:31 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

does the Windows 8 certification cover Windows 8.1 as well?

Thanks,

Mark

Posted by Mark on January 14, 2014 at 03:09 PM PST #

Hi, Mark,

Sorry for the delay in responding to this. I've just returned from three weeks out of the office and am working through my backlog.

Technically, yes. However, Win8.1 brings along IE 11 for the ride, and our certification of the latter isn't complete yet.

I would recommend that you avoid rolling out Win8.1 until we announce our IE 11 certification.

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.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 13, 2014 at 10:22 AM PST #

Hi,
I need more clerify about this article.
can i install Oracle E-Business Suite in windows 8 or not?

Thanks,
Abdalla

Posted by guest on March 28, 2014 at 12:59 AM PDT #

Hi, Abdalla,

The certification described above is for Windows-based desktop clients accessing EBS environments.

For more information about the difference between desktop clients and server-based EBS environments, see:

Confused About E-Business Server vs. Desktop Operating System Certifications?
https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/confused_about_e-business_server_vs_desktop_operat

regards,
steven

Posted by Steven Chan on March 28, 2014 at 01:30 AM PDT #

Hi,

I got an issue like(FRM-92095: Oracle JInitiator version too low…) with Java 7 in Windows 8, IE 9(changed using F12 Developer tools).

I have made following changes(Work around) just like Windows 7
In the Java Control Panel Tab ‘Java’ ,Button ‘View…’ Add this in the section (Runtime Parameters):
-Djava.vendor="Sun Micrososystems Inc."
it working fine for Windows 7. Any one tried with windows 8.? Any workarounds please..

Posted by guest on March 31, 2014 at 02:50 PM PDT #

Hi, 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.

Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on March 31, 2014 at 03:08 PM PDT #

I am planning to buy laptop

will EBS forms work on Win8

Posted by guest on June 19, 2014 at 08:34 AM PDT #

Hi, Guest,

Yes, it will, but your EBS system administrator must ensure that the E-Business Suite environment has all of the prerequisite patches applied. Check the references in the article above for details.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on June 19, 2014 at 09:56 AM PDT #

I have a windows 8 laptop with IE 11 and Java 7. I'm not able to access oracle EBS r12 instance. I tried installing firefox esr 31 browser, its not working too. Java 6 is not working because Windows is detecting that its outdated and hence java 6 is being blocke. I would appreciate any help

Posted by Bob on September 12, 2014 at 11:02 AM PDT #

Bob,

I'm sorry that you're encountering issues with this.

See this externally-published article:

Preventing "Java was blocked" IE Warnings with Oracle EBS
https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/java_blocked_ie_error_ebs

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on September 15, 2014 at 01:35 PM PDT #

Hi Steven,

is the Windows 8.1 certified for EBs rel.11i?

Thanks,

Marika

Posted by Marika on October 20, 2014 at 08:55 AM PDT #

Hi, Marika,

Windows 8.1 Update 1 brings along IE 11 as a mandatory upgrade. IE 11 is not certified with EBS 11i yet -- that certification is underway now.

You should wait until IE 11 is certified with EBS 11i before running Windows 8.1 Update 1 desktops against that EBS release.

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.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 20, 2014 at 11:17 AM PDT #

We have raised SR 3-9830911761 for below issue.
Issue - We are on "Windows 8.1 Enterprise" operating system with browser"IE 11.0.9600.17031" having EXCEL 2013 due to which we are unable to export the output of "Financial Report Submission" with parameter "expansion value=ALL" where as for individual "expansion value=e.g.007840" able to export it in excel ....issue is with LOV=ALL and this is happening in new version of OS and excel

Posted by Uday Gite on December 08, 2014 at 04:37 AM PST #

Hello, Uday,

I'm sorry that you're encountering issues with this.

Your SR shows that you're trying to use IE 11 with EBS 11.5.10.2. This combination is not certified yet. We're working on our certification of EBS 12.2 + IE 11 right now. We'll get started on the EBS 11i certification once we complete the EBS 12.2 certification.

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.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by guest on December 08, 2014 at 01:42 PM PST #

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