Due to numerous differences in the Java support with Windows Vista as compared to Windows XP, HOB is providing the recommendations below to ensure trouble-free operation of HOB RD VPN on clients running the Windows Vista operating system:
In the standard Windows Vista installation no Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is included. This must then be installed additionally before HOB RD VPN can be used. We recommend the SUN JVM 1.6.0.
SUN provides a free download of the JVM 1.6.0 for 32-bit Windows as well as 64-bit versions. As the 64-bit JVM currently cannot be integrated as a plugin in a browser, only the 32-bit JVM has been tested.
With Windows Vista the Microsoft Internet Explorer is the default browser. In the 64-bit Version of Windows Vista there is a 32-bit as well as a 64-bit version. The Java plugin is only available in the 32-bit version of the Internet Explorer.
In Windows Vista the Microsoft Internet Explorer is run in protected mode as default. This mode causes the Internet Explorer 7 to run isolated from other applications in the operating system. This is done to prevent attacks and malware from carrying out write operations in any other area than the folder "Temporary Internet Files."
The protected mode restricts the functionality of HOB RD VPN. For uncompromised use of HOB RD VPN we recommend entering the HOB WebSecureProxy as a trusted site in Internet Explorer 7 and to deactivate the protected mode for trusted sites. To do this, proceed as follows:
As default, a pop-up blocker is activated in Internet Explorer 7. This prevents, among other things, the online help from being displayed. We recommend configuring the pop-up blocker to allow pop-ups from the WebSecureProxy's address. To do this, proceed as follows:
In the Tools menu, select the item Pop-up Blocker -> Pop-up Blocker Settings and add the WebSecureProxy's IP address (e.g., wsp.mydomain.com) in the field Address of website to allow.
Click the Add button to add the address to the list of Allowed sites.
Click the Close button to close the dialog box.
In the Internet Explorer 7's protected mode, there are the following restrictions:
The pop-up blocker causes the following restrictions:
The online help will not be displayed.
In display sessions the macro command "URL" will not call the correct Website.
email@example.com, Last Updated: 28-Oct-09