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Supplemental Document: Windows 7.0 Support Notes for APM

Original Publication Date: 05/12/2015

Windows 7 Support Notes

The following document describes current limitations, known issues, and fixes in APM to support Windows 7 clients and Internet Explorer 11. While these limitations and known issues are true for the predefined set of versions/hotfixes mentioned in this support document, we highly recommend that you refer to the product release notes as they become available to find the latest and updated information on these issues as they pertain to Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 11.

Limitations, Fixes, and Known Issues in BIG-IP APM for Windows 7 support

Limitations

ID

Title

Summary

Found on

436201

Internet Explorer 11 ignores "X-UA-Compatible" tag when Internet Explor 11 specifies it after "script" tag in the "HTML" head

Internet Explorer 11 introduced behavior changes that break Microsoft Office component support for SharePoint 2013 from the BIG-IP APM Portal Access. With this regression, you will not be able to modify documents using Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

Limitation with Windows 7.


All supported BIG-IP versions

Fixes

ID

Title

Summary

Fixed on

431216

NA][WIN] Client proxy settings do not work when using NA with Internet Explorer 11

Internet Explorer does not recognize Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) files specified with the "" prefix. As a result, Client proxy settings does not work when using Network Access with Internet Explorer 11.

This is a Microsoft issue: Internet Explorer 11 does not recognize PAC files specified with the "" prefix.

As a workaround, enable the Client Proxy Uses HTTP for Proxy Autoconfig Script option in the Network Access resource setting.

Fix was released for the following BIG-IP versions:

  • BIG-IP 11.6.0
  • BIG-IP 11.5.1
  • BIG-IP 11.5.0
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.4.1-635.0-HF2.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.4.0-2425.0-HF4.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.3.0-3158.0-HF9.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.2.1-1225.0-HF10.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-10.2.4-847.0-HF8.iso

427804

The Internet Explorer 11 on the Windows 7 user agent string is not detected

The Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 user agent is now detected correctly.

Fix was released for the following BIG-IP versions:

  • BIG-IP 11.6.0
  • BIG-IP 11.5.1
  • BIG-IP 11.5.0
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.4.1-635.0-HF2.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.4.0-2425.0-HF4.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.3.0-3144.0-HF8.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.2.1-1225.0-HF10.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-10.2.4-847.0-HF8.iso

433982 BIG-IP APM Portal Access does not detect Internet Explorer 11

Internet Explorer 11 changed the user-agent string format and the APM Portal Access feature does not always recognize it correctly. As a result, some sites might be displayed incorrectly in Internet Explorer 11.

Fix was released for the following BIG-IP versions:

  • BIG-IP 11.6.0
  • BIG-IP 11.5.1
  • BIG-IP 11.5.0
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.4.1-635.0-HF2.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.4.0-2434.0-HF6.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.3.0-3158.0-HF9.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.2.1-1292.0-HF11.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-10.2.4-847.0-HF8.iso

424587

REWRITE: Homepage throws JS error - 'F5_r2u' is undefined

SharePoint 2013 homepage can display JavaScript error in Internet Explorer 11 when it run through APM content rewrite.

Fix was released for the following BIG-IP versions:

  • BIG-IP 11.6.0
  • BIG-IP 11.5.1
  • BIG-IP 11.5.0
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.4.1-635.0-HF2.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.4.0-2434.0-HF6.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.3.0-3158.0-HF9.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-11.2.1-1292.0-HF11.iso
  • Hotfix-BIGIP-10.2.4-847.0-HF8.iso

Known Issues

ID

Title

Summary

Found on

435566

Internet Explorer 11 always prompts to save credentials on the APM logon page]

As part of the password management improvement, Internet Explorer 11 ignores the autocomplete=off option for the password input field. Therefore, a notification bar at the bottom of the page prompts you to choose a password saving action.

All supported BIG-IP versions

437652

Internet Explorer 11 generates security exception with document.write() call in HTTPS

If the HTML page is loaded by HTTPS and contains script that uses the document.write() call to change closed documents, Internet Exporer 11 suppresses this operation even in emulation modes. As a result, the affected pages cannot work correctly in portal access mode.

Fix was released for the following BIG-IP versions:

  • BIG-IP 11.6.0

Fix has not been released for the following BIG-IP versions:

  • BIG-IP 11.5.1
  • BIG-IP 11.5.0
  • BIG-IP 11.4.1
  • BIG-IP 11.4.0
  • BIG-IP 11.3.0
  • BIG-IP 11.2.1
  • BIG-IP 10.2.4
431337

[OWA 2013] Internet Explorer outputs a JavaScript error when a user clicks the LinkedIn button

The "LinkedIn" button is part of the new feature in Outlook Web App 2013, "Apps in Outlook Web App." Without this fix, Outlook Web App 2013 in Internet Explorer 11 outputs JavaScript error when you click the LinkedIn button.

All supported BIG-IP versions

433972

The New Event dialog widget is shifted to the left and the Description field does not have an action widget

The rewritten dialog "Calendar>Event>new event" is shifted to the left and Description field does not have action widgets on top of the field.

All supported BIG-IP versions

440785

When using Internet Explorer 11 with enabled EPM on Windows 7 (64 bit),the APM full webtop is empty

Windows 7 now has the Internet Explorer 11 browser. A user is able to configure the Internet Explorer "Enhanced protected mode", which breaks APM webtop. Users who try to connect to a virtual server using Internet Explorer 11 with EPM will receive an empty webtop without resources.

All supported BIG-IP versions

437485

On Windows 7, Protected Workspace does not exit after user logs out from BIG-IP APM

This can occur when logging out of BIG-IP APM while using Internet Explorer 11. To work around this issue, close Internet Explorer 11 to exit from the PWS.

All supported BIG-IP versions

432668

Calendar widget does not work in the Announcement edit page

When a user logs into Sharepoint 2013, clicks Recent > Announcements > New Announcements, and clicks the Calendar icon located opposite of the Expires field, the calendar does not show up.

All supported BIG-IP versions

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