I checked Mercury's site and couldn't find anything about the upcoming Internet Explorer 7.0 release. Has anyone tried using IE 7.0 with TestDirector, especially with TD 8.0?
Not sure about 8.0, but to get TestDirector 7.5 to work we had to add a registry entry to pretend IE 7 was IE 6. Once that was done, it works fine.
Thanks for the reply; the fix sounds easy enough. Is this registry key documented somewhere?
Yes, it's just one string value to add. Here's the link we used:
I just tried the registry fix. It might have worked for MSIE 6, but it doesn,t work for MSIE 7!
Let's try something else...
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The IE Container that ships with TD/QC works just fine with IE 7, though.
So if I upgrade to TD/QC (which we have planned for December) then roll out the IE 7.0 patch, everything is
It should be, assuming there is a 7.0 patch for QC by that time. There's not one currently that I could find. Just load up the container program from your current TD and use it.
So, the answer is:
Edit the "var fMSIE3456 = (ua.lastIndexOf('MSIE 3.0') != -1) || ...", line in "start_a.htm"
So that ('MSIE 3.0') now says ('MSIE 7.0')
That takes care of it.
I've been browsing the various fixes to get TD 8.0 working with IE 7.0. On 32 bit operating systems, the registry key fix seems to work fine. On 64bit OS's this is quite different.
I'm trying to get TD 8.0 working with IE 7.0 on 64 but Longhorn and both the Registry and the Start_A fix noted in this thread fail to work.
Upon navigating to the \server\TD\start_a page, I get the following:-
Microsoft Internet Explorer : 4.0 (compatible, MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) is not supported.
Please note that we will not be upgrading to any future versions of TD as we will be ditching the product and finding a replacement at some stage but for the moment, its still needed.
Any help will be appreciated.
if it works, leave it well alone....if it does not work......ship it!