By Steven Chan - EBS-Oracle on Sep 26, 2014
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 is now certified as a desktop client browser for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1. The certified desktop operating systems are:
- Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
- Windows 8.1 Update 1
Due to display issues with certain FWK pages when using IE9 or IE10 we previously recommended running E-Business Suite using the browsers 'compatibility mode'. These display issues have now been fixed for IE11-- you can now access your E-Business Suite 12.1.3 environment without using 'compatibility mode' in IE 11.
Certifications with other EBS releases still pending
We plan to certify IE 11 with EBS 12.2, 12.0, and 11i. These certifications are underway now and will be released soon.
If you're running EBS 12.2, 12.0, or 11i, you must ensure that your mission-critical desktops remain on
an earlier certified browsers until this certification is completed. As
of the time this article was published, certified browsers include IE
10 and Firefox ESR 31 for Windows desktops.
You can block automatic updates by using Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 Blocker Toolkit:
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.
EBS 12.1 Prerequisites
- EBS 12.1.1 or higher
- Java Plug-in JRE 1.6.0_03 (32-bit) or higher, or JRE 1.7.0_10 (32-bit) and higher
- Java Plug-in JRE 1.6.0_32 (64-bit) or higher, or JRE 1.7.0_10 (64-bit) and higher
There appears to be some inaccurate information lying about on the web that claims that JRE 1.7 is not certified with the E-Business Suite.
This is incorrect. Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can
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. We test
all new JRE 1.6 and JRE 7 releases in parallel with the JRE development
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.
"JInitiator version too low" errors
Some non-Oracle staff are claiming that "JInitiator version too
low" errors confirm this incompatibility and lack of certification.
In fact, if you're getting a "JInitiator version too low" error, it means that you've missed applying the Forms patch required to enable JRE 1.7 compatibility. Simply apply that patch and your EBS environment is ready for JRE 1.7 clients.
- Recommended Browsers for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i (Note 285218.1)
- Upgrading Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) with Oracle Applications 11i for Windows Clients (Note 290807.1)
- Recommended Browsers for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 389422.1)
- Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Note 393931.1)
- Confused About E-Business Server vs. Desktop Operating System Certifications?
- Windows 7 64-bit Clients + 32-bit Browsers Certified with EBS 11i & 12
- Updated Tips for Debugging Sun JRE + Forms Focus Issues for EBS 11i and 12
- Resolving "JInitiator version too low" Errors in EBS Environments
- Internet Explorer 10 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
- Firefox ESR 31 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
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