Microsoft Windows 7 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

[Dec 18, 2009 Update: corrected formatting error in "EBS 12.0 Prerequisites" section; added more information about 64-bit clients]

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I'm very pleased to announce that Microsoft Windows 7 desktop clients are certified for the Oracle E-Business Suite.  Both Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla Firefox 3.5 are certified and supported on Windows 7 desktop clients. 

The prerequisites and minimum patchset levels vary depending upon the version of the E-Business Suite that you're running.  The supported Apps releases and configurations include Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, 12.0, and 12.1:
Internet Explorer 8
Oracle E-Business Suite 11i Prerequisites
  • Oracle Applications patch 10 (11.5.10) plus Maintenance Pack 11.5.10 CU2 or later
  • 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_03 or later
Oracle E-Business Suite R12.0 Prerequisites
  • 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_03 or later
Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Prerequisites
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.1 or higher
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.6.0_03 or later
Firefox 3.5
Oracle E-Business Suite 11i Prerequisites
  • Oracle Applications patch 10 (11.5.10) plus Maintenance Pack 11.5.10 CU2 or later
  • 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
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.6.0_03 or later
  • It is also strongly recommended to apply patch 7567782 which removes the use of the jpi-version parameter and switches Firefox to a non-static versioning model. This is particularly important if using client side next-generation JRE plugin (JRE 1.6.0_10 or later).
Oracle E-Business Suite R12.0 Prerequisites
  • Oracle Applications Technology R12.ATG_PF.A.delta.6 (patch 7237006) or later
  • Applications Framework Patch 7602616
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.6.0_03 or later
  • It is also strongly recommended to apply patch 7567840 which removes the use of the jpi-version parameter and switches Firefox to a non-static versioning model. This is particularly important if using client side next-generation JRE plugin (JRE 1.6.0_10 or later).
Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1 Prerequisites
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.1 or higher
  • Java client plug-in JRE 1.6.0_03 or later
Oracle JInitiator Not Supported

Premier Support for Oracle JInitiator has expired for E-Business Suite customers.

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.  For more information about JInitiator desupport and switching your EBS end-users from JInitiator to the Sun JRE, see:
Windows 7 desktop clients are certified only with the native Sun Java Runtime Engine (JRE) with Windows 7.  Oracle JInitiator was built on top of Java 1.3.  Java 1.3 is desupported by Sun Microsystems and and not compatible with either Windows Vista or Windows 7.  We have no plans to certify Oracle JInitiator with Windows 7.

What About Windows XP Mode?

End-users are able to run Windows XP in a virtualized environment running via Windows Virtual PC on a Win7 desktop client.  Microsoft states that this is functionally-equivalent to running Windows XP natively.

We have no plans to conduct separate EBS certification efforts for WinXP+Virtual PC images running on Win7 clients.  Oracle Support will attempt to reproduce reported issues using native WinXP desktop clients.  Microsoft Support would need to be engaged for any issues that can only be reproduced only in WinXP+Virtual PC images on Windows 7 desktops.

What About Earlier Versions of IE?

Microsoft only supports IE 8 on Windows 7 desktops.  Microsoft does not support earlier versions of IE on Win7, so Oracle is only able to support IE8 on Windows 7 clients for the E-Business Suite.

Are You Interested in 64-bit Clients?

This certification is for 32-bit Windows clients.  We don't have any immediate plans for 64-bit client certifications yet, due to complications around 64-bit JRE plugins and browsers.

I would be interested in hearing about your plans for 64-bit client rollouts (number of desktops, timing, and target EBS releases).  Please drop me a line if you have plans for 64-bit Windows clients in your future.

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In regards to 64-bit clients, kind of a chicken or the egg thing there for our company. Given that most new PCs come with 4gb of RAM and Windows7 64-bit, it seems inevitable that we'll be looking for an Oracle cert to support this as PCs get depreciated out of the inventory. However, we would probably either run the 32-bit browser or defer the 64-bit OS altogether (downgrade new PCs to XP 32-bit) until a cert was made available from Oracle.

Posted by Kevin Kempf on December 22, 2009 at 12:29 AM PST #

We plan to deploy Windows 7 64-bit beginning in the 3rd quarter of 2010. Our early adopters will begin using Windows 7 64-bit beginning in late January 2010. Our primary reason for this is to use the memory that ships with new computers (4GB plus) and to take advantage of the 64 bit version of Excel 2010. We will probably run the 32-bit browser until issues with brower plug-ins such as Adobe Flash have been resolved.

Posted by Stephen Mullen on December 23, 2009 at 04:35 AM PST #

Hi Steven,

Is certifying windows 7 with R12 mean MS Projects 2007 certified with R12.0.4. Because doc id:550450.1 says that the MSP 2007 is not certified with R12.0

Kindly update.

Posted by Aboodlardy on December 26, 2009 at 07:13 PM PST #

Hi, Kevin,

Yes, I agree that there's a chicken-and-egg thing going on here. From my perspective, I think it's inevitable that we will have to certify the E-Business Suite with 64-bit Windows desktop clients. The biggest question seems to be "when" rather than "if."

This is still relatively nascent, though, and depends on the rate at which browsers and plug-ins come along for the ride. I'll post updates here as things move along.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on December 28, 2009 at 03:35 AM PST #

Hi, Stephen,

Thanks for the glimpse into your plans for 64-bit clients. This is very useful. I'd be interested to hear how that goes, when your rollout begins early next year.

Good luck!

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on December 28, 2009 at 04:45 AM PST #

Hi, Aboodlardy,

Windows 7 is a desktop operating system. Microsoft Project 2007 is an application that runs on that operating system.

The certification of Windows 7 with the E-Business Suite doesn't mean that all applications that run on that operating system will be certified, too.

I'm afraid that I do not have much visibility into Oracle Projects's integration with Microsoft Project. Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our Oracle Projects specialists engaged.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on December 28, 2009 at 04:51 AM PST #

Please let us know if 11i (11.5.10.2) is certified, its development tools like forms6i and reports6i is also certified ?

because server side we will apply patch to migrate to patchset 19.

what about the developments tools certification on windows7?

regards
Ram

Posted by Ram on December 28, 2009 at 04:45 PM PST #

Please tell me which version of workflow builder to be used on windows 7 for 11.5.10.2/windows7?

regards
Ram

Posted by Ram on December 28, 2009 at 04:48 PM PST #

Hello, Ram,

The Fusion Middleware team has not certified any of the Forms6i development tools or Workflow Builder on Windows 7. I'd recommend using a WinXP system if you need to use those tools.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on December 29, 2009 at 05:26 AM PST #

thanks for instant reply.

shall I install to install the development tools forms/reports 6i/workflow builder on windows 7 with XP mode?

Regards
Ramkumar

Posted by Ram on December 29, 2009 at 12:25 PM PST #

Hello, Ram,

I don't know whether the Forms6i team has tested those tools under Windows 7 in WinXP mode. I would expect them to work. However, I would suspect that the Forms6i team would only issue patches for issues that can be reproduced in a native WinXP environment.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on December 31, 2009 at 03:23 AM PST #

Hello, Steven,

We are running Oracle E-Business Suite 11i at our company and will be deploying Windows 7 on 64 bit hardware to all employees starting in Jan. 2010 (i.e. now).

Both IE8 32-bit and IE8 64-bit versions will be available to users and IE 32-bit will be recommended as the preferred browser to our user community since several apps do not run with 64-bit IE8 yet.

Is Oracle E-Business Suite 11i certified for Windows 7 on 64-bit hardware using the 32-bit IE8 browser now? Or is this a configuration that your team still needs to test. Please let us know asap!

Thanks,
Christine

Posted by Christine Cupido on January 08, 2010 at 04:46 AM PST #

Hello, Christine,

We test the E-Business Suite exclusively with 32-bit Windows desktops today. We haven't done any testing yet with 64-bit Windows clients running 32-bit browsers yet. In the absence of any hands-on tests, I don't have any predictions about what your users' experience will be.

I also do not have a firm schedule for when our 64-bit desktop client certification projects will begin. These projects have fairly large implications for our internal desktop deployment strategy at Oracle, and affect testers in multiple geographic regions. It is unlikely that our 64-bit client testing projects will begin in the short-term.

I would be very interested in following up with you privately to hear more about your own tests of the E-Business Suite with this configuration.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 08, 2010 at 04:56 AM PST #

Hi Steven,

There seems to be a contradiction between client certification for EBS and for App Server itself. According to Table 6 of

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/ias/files/as_certification_r2_101202.html

10gAS isn't certified with any of Win7, IE8 or Firefox 3.x. How does the EBS team certify these client platforms if they aren't certified with the underlying techstack?

My motivation for asking is that my company develops it own apps on 10gAS and is feeling the pain of not having more recent clients certified, so I'm wondering how EBS gets around the problem.

Regards,
Simon

Posted by Simon Brady on January 10, 2010 at 03:41 PM PST #

Hi, Simon,

We perform extensive testing of all 200 or so E-Business Suite products with Win7 and those browsers. We work closely with the Fusion Middleware team on any issues that we find, patching on either or both sides as needed. As a result, the Fusion Middleware considers our testing to be authoritative and sufficient to offer formal support for E-Business Suite customers running in these configurations.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 11, 2010 at 03:18 AM PST #

Hi Steven,

Thanks for the reply. This is getting a little outside your area sorry, but now that the Fusion Middleware team has accepted the EBS team's test results will they support non-EBS customers on these later clients? Obviously the testing covers EBS-specific configurations and functionality so Oracle can't make any guarantees about third-party apps, but if something as complex as EBS has been shown to work then I'd imagine broader techstack compatibility is pretty solid (allowing for any FMW patches resulting from the certification process, of course).

Thanks,
Simon

Posted by Simon Brady on January 11, 2010 at 10:43 AM PST #

Hi, Simon,

I'm afraid that I don't know whether the Fusion Middleware division is considering offering support generally for these configurations. I'm sure that you're not the only ISV who's wondering about this, so I think there's general benefit for the overall ISV community to raise these questions directly with the Fusion Middleware group.

I would recommend that you ask your Oracle account manager to arrange a meeting with someone in the Fusion Middleware group to discuss this.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 12, 2010 at 01:23 AM PST #

Steven,

A few of us in our IT department have been piloting the use of all of our applications and tools with Windows 7 (64 bit) on our desktops. We've been using the default (32 bit) version of IE 8 and not explicitly launching the 64 bit version (located in C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ )and so far EBS 11i (both the framework apps and forms based apps) has been working flawlessly. We haven't yet tested some of the other tools such as Workflow builder, Discoverer, etc.

Abe

Posted by Abe Philip on January 18, 2010 at 10:42 PM PST #

Hi, Abe,

Thanks very much for the glimpse into how your team is working with Windows 7 64-bit. This is very useful feedback.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 19, 2010 at 02:55 AM PST #

Hello friends, I run Windows 7 64bits
I do need JINITIATOR aplication for this operating system.
Is there any work around for this?
Many thanks, regards. Norberto

Posted by José Norberto on February 02, 2010 at 03:41 AM PST #

Hello, Jose,

We have not certified Windows 7 64-bit with the E-Business Suite. I would recommend that you run the 32-bit browser with the native Sun JRE 1.6 if you're connecting to the E-Business Suite. JInitiator will not run on Windows 7; see:

Roundup: Oracle JInitiator 1.3 Desupported for EBS Customers in July 2009
http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2009/06/roundup_oracle_jinitiator_13_desupported_in_july_2.html

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 03, 2010 at 02:56 AM PST #

Hi Steven,

I know that the Workflow Builder on Windows 7 has not been
certified yet from the update at December 29, 2009 00:48.

Now the customer is asking how to verify the certification information when Workflow Builder on Windows 7
is certified.Could you please give an answer?

Regards,
Wang

Posted by Wang on February 07, 2010 at 09:38 AM PST #

Hi All,
has anyone heard anything recently on workflow builder and windows 7. Last I heard it's not certified and if you try and install it the installer stops at the beginning due to the version of windows.

Is it ever going to be certified ? (and the installer changed)

Has anyone tried installing WFBuilder on W7 in XP mode ? Would like to avoid the overhead of running a virtual machine but if that's the only way.

It would be nice to tell the client to go back to pervious versions of windows but unfortunately not in my power.

Cheers

Posted by Grant on February 07, 2010 at 11:05 PM PST #

Hello, Wang and Grant,

I'm not aware of any plans to certify Workflow Builder on Windows 7 clients. The Workflow team's recommendation is to use an older certified desktop client such as Windows XP with this administrative component.

I haven't heard of anyone running WFBuilder in Windows 7's XP mode. I'd be interested in hearing about your experiences with this configuration if you try it.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 08, 2010 at 01:04 AM PST #

The installation of Patch 4066964: Workflow Client for Apps 11i10 ( 2.6.3.01 ) running Windows 7 Ultimate ( 64 Bit ) on an HP Pavilion dv7 worked for me.

1) find file "Disk1\install\win32\setup.exe" and change the "Properties" in the "Compatibility" tab to "Run this program in compatibility mode" "Windows XP ( Service Pack 3)"
2) do not execute "Disk1\setup.exe"; instead execute "Disk1\install\win32\setup.exe" ( I choose "Run as Administrator" )

Best of luck!

Posted by David R. Thrash on February 08, 2010 at 04:11 AM PST #

Thanks everyone.

David,
your instructions worked for me, I re-downloaded the builder from the patch (just in case my installer was older in the zip file I had) and ran the set up program you specified.

The installer still stopped and complained about the windows platform. But if you just retry it then proceeds to install the builder on windows7.

Thanks.

Posted by Grant on February 09, 2010 at 07:14 PM PST #

Hi,

what is latest update for Windows Vista 64bit client , is it possible to run jiinitiator for 11i on this client.

Regards

Posted by Abdul on February 16, 2010 at 09:31 PM PST #

Hi ,
I am trying to install the Developer suite 10G relase 2 patchset 3 in my new 64 bit client machine and it is showing some error message as of now.
Is it compatible or not ,
Thanks and Regards,
kannan
Kannan

Posted by kamalakkannan on February 22, 2010 at 11:19 PM PST #

Hi, Kamalakkannan,

I don't think that the Fusion Middleware team has certified any of their products on 64-bit clients. If you need an authoritative answer on this, your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of those specialists engaged.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 24, 2010 at 02:49 AM PST #

Hi, Abdul,

See the following sections in the article above:

- Oracle Jinitiator not supported
- Are you interested in 64-bit clients?

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 24, 2010 at 02:58 AM PST #

Hi,

I recently upgraded my operating system to WIndows 7 and the company I am consulting work is using Oracle R12.06. However, I am unable to access the core oracle forms. I get an error message stating that it fails to connect to the server. Is there a specific setting on IE8 or Windows 7 that needs to be changed in order to get into the Core Oracle Forms?

Thanks,
Melinda

Posted by Melinda on March 24, 2010 at 05:39 AM PDT #

Hi, Melinda,

Based upon the information you've provided, it's difficult to determine whether this is a desktop client or server issue. I'd recommend contacting the desktop support team at your customer's location to see whether they have configured their Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 instance with the prerequisites required to support Windows 7 clients.

If yes, and they have users running Win7 successfully against the E-Business Suite, then something is clearly going on with your desktop. You'll need to coordinate with either your customer's desktop support team or your own consulting organization's desktop support team to get that resolved.

Good luck with this one.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on March 25, 2010 at 02:46 AM PDT #

I use appletviewer from Sun's jdk to access 11i and 12 forms on 64bit windows.

"C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_18\bin\appletviewer.exe" http://prod.webserver.com:8004/dev60cgi/f60cgi

I wouldn't bother Oracle Support trying to get forms to work on 64bit windows; it's my understanding that is totally unsupported. Just pray it works for you :-)

good luck!

Posted by David R. Thrash on March 26, 2010 at 03:44 AM PDT #

Hi Stephen,

Back in December there was some discussion in this forum regarding the usage of Windows 7 with the Workflow Builder.

I am a member of the ATG Workflow Support team and now am faced with the same question of a certified version of the Workflow Builder that will run on Windows 7.

Previously you stated that WindowsXP should be used, I just want to know is that the same status at this time, or is there any plans to have the Workflow Builder compatible with Windows7?

Thanks!
Selina

Posted by Selina Charlery on March 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM PDT #

Hi, Selina,

Yes, this status is unchanged.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on March 30, 2010 at 03:02 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

We are testing the the JRE 1.6.17 upgrade. On a Windows 7 64bit box with IE8 (32bit or 64bit) forms will not open no matter how much we yell and scream at the system. However, it seems like Oracle Apps works well with Firefox 3.6.

Does this make any sense to you? Since some of our users insist on running Win7 64bit do you think we can trust Firefox?

Thanks,

Alan

Posted by Alan Rosenthal on April 05, 2010 at 01:42 AM PDT #

Hi, Alan,

Nope, this doesn't make any sense at all. My understanding is that running the 32-bit IE8 version on Win7-64-bit should work. There are open questions around the use of the non-existent 64-bit JRE; this may be contributing to the weirdness that you're seeing.

Are you running Firefox 3.6 64-bit or 32-bit on your Windows 7 64-bit test client? Which client-side JRE have you installed?

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on April 05, 2010 at 02:33 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

Thanks for your reply !!!

The machine I was testing on is:
Windows 7 64bit machine
JRE 1.6.17 32 bit
IE8 32 bit (which does not work)
Firefox 3.6 32 bit (which does work)

The problem that I am getting is that with IE8 - I can log into Oracle apps and select a responsibility. But then all I see is a quick flash of a window attempting to open and then closing immediately. I can not get the forms to launch. I suspect that the JRE is not starting up but I can not be sure.

Using Firefox 3.6 32bit, however, it seems to work fine.

We have tried playing around with security settings in the browser and with various combinations of the 32 and 64 bit JREs or both and different 32 or 64 bit browsers.

Thanks,

Alan

Posted by Alan Rosenthal on April 05, 2010 at 02:05 PM PDT #

Hi Steven,

What is the (hopefully) Good Word on using XP compatibility mode on a Windows 7 64bit system? Do you think this might be a good answer given that our IT department really wants to install Win7 64bit rather than Win7 32bit on desktops?

Thanks Again,

Alan

Posted by Alan Rosenthal on April 05, 2010 at 02:18 PM PDT #

Hi, Alan,

Thanks for the additional details about your test client. I don't have any additional guidance at this point, since we have had the chance to investigate this ourselves yet.

As for your question about XP compatibility mode: see the section entitled, "What About Windows XP Mode" in the article above. This would apply to Windows 7 64-bit clients as well as 32-bit clients.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on April 06, 2010 at 02:45 AM PDT #

Steven.
My client is currently on e-business 11.5.10 CU2, wanting to migrate to 11i.10CU2 extended support baseline patchset level by March-2011.
As part of this upgrade project, client also planning to
1.migrate the server OS from Solaris to Linux (DB and apps tier)
2.upgrade the desktop client from windows XP to Windows 7.

The combined upgrade is planned mainly to reduce the business disruptions and testing requirements.
Since Oracle e-business 11510 is certified on Windows 7, it's logical to think that all the 11.5.10 tool sets are supported too.

What is the best way to continue with Workflow builder 2.6.X on a windows7 desktop client. Client infrastructure team is not prepared to retain Windows XP side by side, just because of this workflow builder. Also, it's too early for the client to migrate to BPEL Process manager, considering the current stage. It may be done in future as part of R12 or Fusion upgrade, but there is no business benefit of moving to BPEL at this stage.

What is your recommendation for Workflow 2.6.X on windows 7?
Will it be certified before Mar-2011?
Thanks.
Ganesan.

Posted by Ganesan Srirangan on June 08, 2010 at 07:28 PM PDT #

Ganesan,

Sounds like an interesting upgrade project.

I'm afraid that the Oracle Workflow team is not updating their product set for Windows 7. I don't know whether it would work with Windows 7, but if it does, then you're fine. If not, your options are either to run Windows 7 in WinXP Mode or hang on to a separate WinXP desktop for Workflow maintenance.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on June 17, 2010 at 04:33 AM PDT #

Steven.
Thanks for the update. In the meanwhile, we tested installing Workflow builder 2.6.3.5 on windows 7 using XP mode for both the installer file setup.exe and the WF builder executable WFBLDR.exe. It's working ok. Also Oracel support TAR- 3-1840285031, confirmed the same that once WFT files are loaded into the apps database, it makes no difference in 11i or R12 enviroments, it should work.
We are happy to continue withthe workaround option till our R12 upgrade. Thanks for your update.
Ganesan

Posted by Ganesan on June 20, 2010 at 05:00 PM PDT #

Hi,

We are planning to install on a Windows 7 (64bit OS) with IE8 (32bit) browser the Installation of Java JRE 1.6.0.20 + rev-b05 patch.

It comes with a view issues, Java is not able to read the IE proxy settings and we faced also some uninstallation probelms (dll) where we couldnt find a workaround so far?
In order to get a workaround for the proxy setting issue, we went to Java Networksettings and selected direct connection and its works fine but I dont know how this could effect updates or something else?

Otherwise its working fine with our EBS 12.2.1 Applications.

I dont understand why they release a 32 and "64bit" IE patch but just support on a OS level the Windows 7 with "32bit"?
Are there any plans soon to support Windows 7, 64bit OS?

Appreciate some help here...

Posted by Tuncay on June 28, 2010 at 10:08 AM PDT #

Hi, Tuncay,

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.

I'm a little unclear on what "IE patch" you're referring to. Internet Explorer is produced by Microsoft, not Oracle, so we don't release any IE patches.

We are working on certifying IE 64-bit with the E-Business Suite. We've found a few compatibility issues that we're working through. Once we get those issues resolved, we'll release this 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 for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on June 29, 2010 at 01:42 AM PDT #

Hi Steven

Just wanted to understand if Windows 7 64 bit as the operating system will be supported anytime soon ? - My client is planning to rollout Win 7/64 bit

thanks
Promeet

Posted by Promeet on July 14, 2010 at 01:49 AM PDT #

Hi, Promeet,

That certification is still underway but is going smoothly. 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.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on July 14, 2010 at 03:55 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

We are facing an MS Compiler error message when we are performing an invoice in eBusiness. We have installed JRE 1.6.0.20 and our Desktop Environment is:

Windows 7 / 64 bit
IE 8 32bit
JRE 32bit

It looks like its a common issue and JRE can't read the IE proxy settings?

I raised a SR with Metalink but couldn't get a proper answer

SR 3 -1851922881

We need to solve this issue and I am wondering if this will be resolved with further releases or if there is a solution out there already?

Thanks,
Tuncay

Posted by Tuncay on August 03, 2010 at 05:14 PM PDT #

Hi, Tuncay,

I'm afraid that I don't have any insight into how the JRE handles proxy settings.

I see from your SR that you've closed it. If you feel that you didn't get a satisfactory reply, then I'd recommend that you reopen your SR and ask for it to be transferred to someone in JRE Support.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 04, 2010 at 02:01 AM PDT #

hi all,

we need help, we have read much documentation about EBS and Windows 7 (64bits) interoperability, in all users' documents mentioning the use of EBS 11.5.10 and not 11.5.8, someone know if EBS 11.5.8 works with windows 7 (64bits)?, exist a patch or patchset or another way to make them work?

Now we are working with EBS 11.5.8 and Windows XP using jinitiator

thank´s in advance

Posted by Luis on September 29, 2010 at 02:00 AM PDT #

Hi, Luis,

EBS 11.5.8 has not been tested with Windows 7. Premier Support for 11.5.8 ended in November 2007. See this site for EBS support windows:

http://www.oracle.com/support/lifetime-support-policy.html

You should also note that Error Correction Support for JInitiator ended in July 2009. You should migrate your JInitiator users to the latest JRE instead. See this externally-published article:

Roundup: Oracle JInitiator 1.3 Desupported for EBS Customers in July 2009
http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2009/06/roundup_oracle_jinitiator_13_desupported_in_july_2.html

I would recommend:

A. Upgrading to 11.5.10.2 or Release 12 before you deploy Windows 7 to your enterprise desktops.

B. Switching from JInitiator to JRE.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on September 29, 2010 at 08:10 AM PDT #

thank you steven,

We understand, we need upgrade or install "Oracle Applications patch 10 (11.5.10) plus Maintenance Pack 11.5.10 CU2" and the change of "JRE" to do the job, honestly we need upgrade all the plataform about our company, but we have little technology problem.

I found that windows 7 32bits also is not certified, is that correct? sorry Steven you are the chief editor and Senior Director in the Oracle Applications Technology Group. your invaluable opinion helps us make better decisions with bosses.

thank you again

Posted by Luis on September 30, 2010 at 12:51 AM PDT #

Luis,

>I found that windows 7 32bits also is not certified, is that correct?

I don't think I understand your question. The article above (to which you've posted your question) indicates very clearly that Windows 7 32-bit desktop clients are certified with the E-Business Suite. Please see the Notes above for details about this certified configuration.

Good luck with the rest of your upgrades.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on September 30, 2010 at 06:06 AM PDT #

Is the Application Desktop Integrator (ADI) version 7.2.4.10.27 32 Bit certified for Oracle EBS 11i with IE8 on Windows 7?

Thank you,
Margaret

Posted by Margaret on November 03, 2010 at 09:58 PM PDT #

Hi, Margaret,

No, Client ADI is not certified on Windows 7 desktops. You should migrate your users to Web ADI and Report Manager if you're deploying Windows 7.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on November 04, 2010 at 04:33 AM PDT #

Hi Steven

Can we install Oracle Apps Release 12.1.1 vision on windows7 64 bit server ?

If so, please prompt me to the link for media download from edelivery or anyother oracle site.

Thanks
mgb

Posted by mgb on February 09, 2011 at 06:21 PM PST #

Hi, MGB,

"Windows 7 64-bit server" is actually called "Windows Server 2007 R2." That's certified; see:

E-Business Suite Release 12 Certified With Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (Windows x64)
http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2011/01/ebs12_win2008_r2.html

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 10, 2011 at 01:47 AM PST #

Hi Steven

Is Oracle E-Business Suite 11i certified for Windows 7 on 64-bit hardware now.Is there any progress.

Regards
Niraj

Posted by Niraj on February 15, 2011 at 01:18 PM PST #

Hi, Niraj,

We don't certify on "64-bit hardware;" we certify operating systems and specific browsers. We've certified one of the two possible Windows 7 64-bit configurations; see:

Windows 7 64-bit Clients + 32-bit Browsers Certified with EBS 11i & 12
http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2010/09/win7_64-bit_clients_32-bit_browsers_ebs.html

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 16, 2011 at 01:27 AM PST #

Hi Steven,

I am at the Dept of Ed. and they are looking to move to WIN7 in Jan 2011 under Federal Core Desktop Configuration. Although the EBS 11.5.10 is certified, are any of the tools within the EBS tech. stack be certified, i.e., Workflowbuilder, Forms 6i Client, Work Flow Builder Client. We maintain heavy custom extensions with these tools.

Thanks,
Stephen

Posted by guest on September 02, 2011 at 04:15 AM PDT #

Hi, Stephen,

Got your private email, too, but I'm posting this publicly in case others are following this thread. We can take this offline if this begins to touch upon sensitive areas.

I'd be interested in hearing more about why the Dept. of Education is moving to the older FDCC standard as late as next year. As of now, we understand that the OMB is asking all Federal agencies to move to the USGCB (http://usgcb.nist.gov/) standard, the successor standard to FDCC.

Nonetheless, back to your question. The FDCC standard is designed to define a secure configuration for typical end-users where everything is locked down. We have interpreted that standard to mean that EBS end-user desktop requirements need to be certified to be FDCC-compliant.

EBS System administrators and developers are not typical end-users, so desktop-based EBS sysadmin and development tools (like the ones you've noted above) have not been tested using FDCC desktop images. I have no reason to expect that these would *not* work, but we have no plans for testing developer-class tools with the FDCC end-user configuration.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on September 02, 2011 at 06:56 AM PDT #

Dear

Can you give us a list of the Oracle componants versions used with Windows 7 32-bit

Best Regards

Posted by guest on January 01, 2012 at 04:47 PM PST #

Hello, Guest,

If you're just asking about the E-Business Suite, both EBS 11i and all EBS 12 releases are certified with Windows 7 desktop clients.

If you're asking about all Oracle certifications with Windows 7: the list is too long to publish here. Log into My Oracle Support > Certifications and do a query on Windows 7.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 03, 2012 at 06:30 AM PST #

Hi,Steven

Is there any plan to certify windows8 with EBS11i(11.5.10.2)?

Thanks&Regards
Liying

Posted by guest on February 15, 2012 at 07:16 PM PST #

Hi, Liying,

Microsoft hasn't released Windows 8 yet. We'll evaluate our plans for the E-Business Suite certification matrix based upon that release's compatibility with various end-user components after it's generally available to the public.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 16, 2012 at 08:17 AM PST #

Hi Steven,
I am trying to install the WF builder Client on my new Windows 7 pc -64 bit configuration.
I downloaded patch - 6970344 as per the MOS Doc and extracted the files. I reset the compatability node as per the note . but the setup.exe does not launch itself. Will you be able to guide me as to how to install this ?
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks,
Deepa

Posted by guest on November 28, 2012 at 03:09 PM PST #

Deepa,

Your best path 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,
Bill

Posted by Bill Sawyer on December 07, 2012 at 08:49 AM PST #

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