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Article After installing Windows Update KB3025390 Rapise No Longer Connects to IE

by Adam S on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

An old (December 9th, 2014) security update for Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer (KB3025390)  broke the support in IE for 'out-of-process' code execution. This effectively prevented an automated testing application such as Rapise from automating Internet Explorer (IE) applications. This was subsequently fixed by Microsoft on February 10th, 2015 with the KB 3021952 update.

Background

When using the C/C++ COM APIs provided for automating Internet Explorer from out-of-process, all attempts to execute JavaScript on the loaded page produce an 'access denied' HRESULT. This issue effectively breaks the Rapise Internet Explorer HTML library implementation (as well as affecting other tools such as Selenium WebDriver in the  same way). The same code works when used in IE6-10 and in IE11 prior to the installation of the aforementioned update.

All users experiencing this issue should apply Microsoft Update KB 3021952 as soon as possible to fix this issue. This update will be part of the normal Windows Update schedule if you have Windows automatic updates enabled.

Here's the information on this KB update:

Affected Software

The issue affects all versions of Rapise when attempting to record or playback a script, it will record only in simulated mode (i.e. recording mouse clicks only) and playback will not work in IE. In the Output log you will see the following:

************** Exception in SeSAttachDoc *********************

    [name]:Error
    [number]:-2146828218
    [description]:Permission denied
    [message]:Permission denied

**********************************************************

In addition, this issue is also affecting other automated testing products:

Solution

Since this was reported, Microsoft has released an update to address - KB 3021952.

All users experiencing this issue should apply Microsoft Update KB 3021952 as soon as possible to fix this issue. This update will be part of the normal Windows Update schedule if you have Windows automatic updates enabled.

This is no longer considered an active issue, but it is available here for historical purposes.

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Last Updated: 2/11/2015
Article ID: KB105
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