This documentation supports the 19.02 version of Remedy Action Request System.

To view the latest version, select the version from the Product version menu.

FAQs and additional resources

This topic provides information that supplements the Remedy AR System documentation. It contains the following sections:

Frequently asked questions

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Remedy AR System.

Remedy Mid Tier

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions about Remedy Mid Tier.

 How do I achieve mid tier scaling?

You can use the JSP servlets to make the mid tier scalable. For more information, see Remedy Mid Tier scalability.

 What are the recommendations for mid tier caching?

For mid tier caching recommendations, see About Mid Tier caching.

Remedy AR System licenses

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions about Remedy AR System licenses.

 How do I translate what licenses I bought to what entries I see in the Add or Remove Licenses form?

With the new bundled license option, you can configure license limits, assign licenses to users, and control and report license consumption in alignment with how user licenses were purchased. You do not need to manually map the new pricing models to the old pricing models and then apply the licenses in the system.

 Why is the user to whom I have assigned a bundled license not getting displayed in the license usage report or on the Admin Manage User licenses screen?

The License usage report gets updated in every 45 minutes. The Admin Manage User licenses screen displays two new options, bundled - current users and bundled - registered users, to display the consumption of bundled licenses along with the existing granular license consumption options.

Internet Explorer Compatibility View warning

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions about the following compatibility view warning

IE is running in Compatibility View. Please remove Mid-tier URL from either IE Compatibility View Settings or Registry location (AR WARN:9429)

 Why do I receive the warning on mid tier "IE is running in Compatibility View. Please remove Mid-tier URL from either IE Compatibility View Settings or Registry location (AR WARN:9429)"

This message indicates to the end user that the Internet Explorer has Compatibility View enabled through one of the following mechanisms:

  1. Enabled by the end user in the Internet Explorer using the Tools > Compatibility View Settings
  2. Enabled by the System Administrator, usually using a registry entry like HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\BrowserEmulation\PolicyList
  3. Enabled by the System Administrator, using the Microsoft Windows Group Policy Editor.

(This Warning might also appear as: Internet Explorer is using Compatibility View which may cause degraded user experience. Try removing Midtier URLs from the browser's Compatibility View Settings, or contact your administrator (ARWARN 9429) )

 The admin has upgraded Midtier and now the end-users are complaining about the warning. What should the admin do?

The Admin will have to find out the mechanism with which Compatibility View has been enabled and respond appropriately. This is not an error but a warning, so end-users can continue using the product while the Admin finds the best way to disable Compatibility View for mid tier. This is not a critical problem.

 What is a degraded user experience? Is the Compatibility View bad for BMC Remedy Mid Tier 8.x and later?

Compatibility View forces Internet Explorer to emulate an older, unsupported version of the browser (IE7), so that sites designed for the older version render correctly. However, such a browser configuration is not necessary for web-applications like Remedy Mid Tier.

The degraded experience might not always be evident, but sometimes may show up as:

  • Script errors
  • UI distortion
  • Client-side performance issues
 I am a Remedy Admin and I will require 1-2 weeks to be able to disable Compatibility View for mid tier URLs. Is there any way to suppress this alert?

Yes. The admins can choose to add arsystem.display_IE_compatibility_view_alert=false to <MidtierInstallDirectory>/WEB-INF/classes/config.properties  to turn off the alerts temporarily. However the longer this alert is suppressed, the higher the risk of client-side problems for the end-users. It might be necessary to apply the latest cumulative hotfix for mid tier before this property is usable.

 Some of our intranet applications still require us to use Compatibility View. However, I would want mid tier to not show the alert. How do I proceed?

Microsoft recommends that admins identify the applications that require Compatibility View, and add the individual URLs http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/internet-explorer/products/ie-9/features/compatibility-view

To achieve this, the Group Policy Editor is also expected to be usable http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn321457.aspx

 What are the consequences of suppressing the Warning endlessly?

The end users could run into client-related problems that require assistance from BMC Customer Support. BMC Customer Support may request Admins to disable Compatibility View for affected users. Rather than having to find solutions at this point, the admins are advised to proactively disable Compatibility View when end-users see the Warning.

 Internet Explorer 11 shows 1 hour time difference in certain cases

This issue is specifically noticed with Internet Explorer 11  browser. The rest of the browsers works fine.

Support for Google Chrome version 80

 I cannot enable the single sign-on experience using Google Chrome browser version 80 and later.

Recent versions of modern browsers are starting to enforce more privacy-preserving defaults and are changing the way cross-site cookies are handled. 

Remedy Single Sign-On relies on cookies to enable your users to seamlessly access all integrated applications. As browsers implement changes to their default SameSite attributes, cross-site cookies will not be sent by default. As a result, your users will be prevented from accessing your applications.

To continue to use Remedy Single Sign-On with newer browser versions, you must do the following:

  • Use the secure HTTP (https) protocol for all of your applications.
  • Upgrade to Remedy Single Sign-On 20.02.
  • Set the following configuration options in Remedy Single Sign-On:
    • Enable Secure Cookie
    • Use Cross Site Cookie

For instructions, see Configuring settings for Remedy SSO server .

Note: If you subscribe to BMC Helix (SaaS), no action is required. BMC will update your configuration.

 Why do I see a thick black border around some UI elements on a form?

In Remedy Developer Studio, when the Show URL property is enabled for a character field, a thick black border is displayed around some elements.

If you do not want to see the border, disable the Web Platform Controls updated UI setting in Google Chrome. For information about disabling the Web Platform Controls updated UI setting, see Google Chrome Showing Thick Black Border Highlight on Text Box and Other Focused Items .


PDFs

 How do I find content in the online documentation that was previously provided in PDF format?

For information about PDF, see PDFs and videos.

Additional resources from BMC

The following BMC sites provide information outside of the Remedy AR System documentation that you might find helpful:

The following site, which is not created or endorsed by BMC, also provides information that you might find helpful:

  • The Action Request System discussion list, ARSLIST



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