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Internet Explorer EOL overview

  • Updated: 2022/05/17
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Internet Explorer EOL overview

Microsoft has announced retiring Internet Explorer (IE) for certain versions of Windows operating systems and recommends impacted users to move their apps or websites running on IE to Microsoft Edge with IE mode.

While support for the Control Room (Automation 360 v.25) on IE will end, new and advanced features will be added to Automation 360 v.24R2 patch that will be supported on alternative browsers.

To ensure your existing IE bots are supported on Microsoft recommended browsers, such as Microsoft Edge with IE mode, based on the release you have installed, we recommend that you update to Automation 360 v.24R2 patch. To support conversion of IE bots to Microsoft Edge with IE mode, the following tools are available in this patch:

  • Bot Scanner to scan Enterprise 11 bots for IE usage. This helps you to plan your efforts in the IE bot conversion process whether you continue on Enterprise 11 or migrate to Automation 360.

    Bot Scanner overview | Scan bots using Bot Scanner

  • Bot Migration Wizard to support conversion of IE bots to Microsoft Edge with IE mode. This will help Enterprise 10 or Enterprise 11 users to migrate bots to Automation 360 and convert the IE bots at the same time.

    Bot Migration Wizard

  • Update Bot wizard to help Automation 360 new users as users who have migrated from Enterprise 10 or Enterprise 11 and want to convert their IE bots to Microsoft Edge with IE mode.

    Update Bot wizard for converting IE bots

Update scenarios

  • If you are using Enterprise 10, to update your IE bots to Microsoft Edge with IE mode, you can choose one of the following methods:
    • Upgrade to Automation Anywhere Enterprise Version 11.3.5.6 that supports IE bot conversion to Microsoft Edgewith IE mode, convert your IE bots to Microsoft Edge with IE mode, and later migrate to the latest Automation 360 release.
    • Upgrade to Automation 360 v.24R2 patch, migrate your IE bots and update the IE bots to Microsoft Edge with IE mode.
  • If you are using Enterprise 11 and are yet to migrate to Automation 360, update to Automation Anywhere Enterprise Version 11.3.5.6, which supports Microsoft Edge with IE mode. You can then migrate to Automation 360.

    Supported Control Room versions for migration

  • If you are using Enterprise 11 and plan to complete migration to Automation 360 before IE EOL, you can migrate to the latest Automation 360 v.24R2 patch, which supports Microsoft Edge with IE mode.
  • If you are using Enterprise 11 and plan to complete migration to Automation 360 after IE EOL, you can use one of the following methods:
    • Update to the latest Automation 360 release, convert the migrated bots created in IE to Microsoft Edge with IE mode.
    • Update to the latest Enterprise Client version that supports Microsoft Edge with IE mode and convert the pending bots created in IE to Microsoft Edge with IE mode in Enterprise 11, and later migrate these bots to the latest Automation 360 release.
  • If you are using Automation 360 v.24 On-Premises or earlier and have created IE bots, you can update to Automation 360 v.24R2 patch to convert your IE bots to Microsoft Edge with IE mode.
Note: To ensure that your bots continue to run on Internet Explorer after EOL, Microsoft recommends that you register your site or application running on Internet Explorer to the Microsoft Site List manager. See Enterprise Mode and the Enterprise Mode Site List.

For additional information on different upgrade scenarios, see Enterprise 11 and upcoming Internet Explorer 11 EOL FAQ | Automation 360 and upcoming Internet Explorer 11 EOL FAQ

IE bot update workflow

Update from Automation 360 to Automation 360 On-Premises
Update scenario from Automation 360 to latest Automation 360 release supporting Internet Explorer bots conversion to Microsoft Edge with IE mode
  1. Update to the latest Automation 360 release.

    Update to latest Automation 360 version

  2. Set up Automation 360 Bot Runners for bot updates.

    Install Bot agent and register device

  3. Back up the Control Room repository.

    Restore bots from Git repository

  4. Identify bots created in Internet Explorer using the Bot Scanner.

    Scan bots using Bot Scanner

  5. Convert the bots created in IE to Microsoft Edge with IE mode using the Update Bot wizard.

    Update Bot wizard for converting IE bots

  6. Analyze the updated bots report using the Update Bot wizard.

    Viewing conversion details for Internet Explorer bots

  7. Verify that the updated bots can run or be deployed.

    Schedule a bot | Run a bot

    Important: Before you deploy your bots, register your site or application running on Internet Explorer to the Microsoft Site List manager. For details, see Enterprise Mode and the Enterprise Mode Site List.

    Note that you can convert your IE bots to Microsoft Edge with IE mode in one environment (for example, DEV) and then move these bots to another environment (for example, UAT and PROD) without updating the bots in each environment.

Upgrade from Enterprise 11 to latest Automation 360 On-Premises
Update scenario from Enterprise 11 to latest Automation 360 supporting Internet Explorer bots conversion to Microsoft Edge with IE mode
  1. Upgrade from Enterprise 11 to the latest Automation 360 release that supports Microsoft Edge with IE mode.

    Prepare for Enterprise 11 to Automation 360 On-Premises migration

  2. Set up Automation 360 Bot Runners for bot updates.

    Install Bot agent and register device

  3. Back up the Control Room repository.

    Restore bots from Git repository

  4. Identify the bots created in Internet Explorer using the Bot Scanner.

    Scan bots using Bot Scanner

  5. Migrate Bot Runners and IE bots from Enterprise 11 to Automation 360.

    Bot Migration Wizard

  6. View the bot migration report.

    View migration reports

  7. Verify that the migrated bots can run or be deployed.

    Schedule a bot | Run a bot

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