Configuration of Microsoft Internet Explorer

To run automated browser sequences, ITPilot uses a Browser Pool that will spawn browsers based on Microsoft Internet Explorer or Denodo Browser.

To be able to use Internet Explorer, you have to configure it appropriately.

It is very important that you perform these steps using the same user account that you will use to launch the Denodo Control Center and under which the Denodo Windows services will run.

  1. Open Internet Explorer and configure it with the settings required by your environment: proxy options, security level, cookies, etc. The reason is that the browsers opened by the pool will use this configuration.

  2. Make sure that “Active Scripting” is enabled (this option is disabled by default in some Windows Server versions). To do this, follow these steps:

    1. On the menu Tools of Internet Explorer, click Internet options.
    2. Click the tab Security.
    3. Click Custom level.
    4. Look for the category Active scripting, inside the category Scripting, and click Enable.
  3. If using Internet Explorer 10 and 11, follow these steps:

    • On 32-bit Windows, follow these steps:
      1. Execute regedit.exe.
      2. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Internet Explorer > Main.
      3. Add a DWORD value called TabProcGrowth with value 0.
    • On 64-bit Windows, follow these steps:
      1. Execute the 64-bit version of regedit.exe (this is the version included in the PATH by default).
      2. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Internet Explorer > Main.
      3. Add a DWORD value called TabProcGrowth with value 0.
      4. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE -> Wow6432Node > Microsoft > Internet Explorer > Main.
      5. Add a DWORD value called TabProcGrowth with value 0.

    You have to do this because Internet Explorer, in the versions 10 and 11, spawns each tab as a separate process of the operating system. To record navigation sequences (NSEQL sequences), ITPilot requires Internet Explorer to use the same process for all tabs.