Internet Explorer settings for Opera PMS & SC and MyFidelio.NET

In dit document staan specifieke instellingen beschreven voor het gebruik van Internet Explorer in samenwerking met Micros-Fidelio Opera PMS en SC Version V5.01 en hoger en voor MyFidelio.NET.


Required files:

Browser Settings

There are several places where changes will need to be made to the client machines Internet Explorer options.

Intranet Site Setting

You will need to add any Application Servers ip adresses and possible variations of the Application Server(s) name to the browsers intranet sites. Open a IE browser and you will notice on the bottom right of the screen the following message:


From the 'Tools' drop down select 'Internet Options ' and then select the 'Security ' tab.


Select 'Local intranet' and click on the 'Sites ' button. Click on Advanced and add the Application Server(s), you must also uncheck the 'Require server verification (https) for all sites in this zone ' check box. 


When these changes have been completed the message in the bottom right will now display as: 


Protected mode should remain off while you are in Opera, other sites may need to be added to the Intranet Site list as you are installing the client machine.

Phishing/Smartscreen Filter and Add On Settings:

Next you will need to turn of Phishing and disable 'Add ons'. This is done by using the Tools drop down menu. From the Tools menu select 'Phishing Filter ' and 'Turn Off Automatic Website Checking ': 


Then from the Tools menu select 'Manage Add-ons' -> 'Enable or Disable Add-ons ' . Any entries that begin with 'Windows Live ' must be disabled. 


Oracle Jinitiator:

Next you will need to manually install the Oracle Jinitiator. Use the following URL: http://<appserverhost>/opera_jinit_1012_25.exe (replace <appserverhost> with the name of your application server) or download the latest here

Customizing the Oracle Jinitiator Installation:

The following folder should exist after the Jinitiator installation completes:

"C:\Program Files\Oracle\Jinitiator\bin\hotspot" or on Windows x64 bit "C:\Program Files(x86)\Oracle\Jinitiator\bin\hotspot".
Within this folder the jvm.dll needs to be replaced with this version. 

Rename the jvm.dll in the "…\jinitiator\bin\hotspot" folder and copy in the new file from the zipfile. 

The final step related to the Jinitiator installation is to copy these dll files to the "...\jinitiator\bin" folder and the file should be copied to the "...\jinitiator" folder. This is required for some functionality in Opera to work correctly. 

Screen performance

There are several settings to increase the screen performance of Java applications (Like Opera).

 1. Adjust the Oracle Jinitiator do disable directdraw (per machine/Per user). 

- Go to the Jinitiator Control Panel in the Windows Control Panel. Go to Start-> Control Panel -> (View x86 Control Panel Icons)Jinitiator
- Add -Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true in the 'Java Runtime Parameters' section
- Click on Apply and close this screen


2. With Intel i3 and i5 you could change power settings to increase the screen performance

- Click Start
- In the search box, type Power Options and hit enter
- Chances are, the radio dot is on the Balanced (recommended) setting. Click on the Change plan settings link to the right for whatever plan is selected.
- Click the Change advanced power settings link- In the advanced options, scroll down until you find Intel Graphics and click on the + sign next to it.
- You should see two options below the Intel Graphics: Plugged In and On Battery. Set both of these to Maximum Performance.
- Apply and OK, then you can close everything else down.
- Screen performance should now be better.

Final Step to start Opera for the first time 

After the above installations and adjustments you should start Opera once as Administrator. This will install other required client side applications like the Opera Terminal Registration, Opera Print Contoller and Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or 9. 

1. Opera Terminal Registration

If user account control is enabled you'll get the following message. Click yes to allow the installation. 

Click Finish to end the installation

This program will register the terminal with Opera. 

If you want to change this terminal name eg. when you move the workstation. Search for the termreg.ini (normally in c:\windows\) and change the workstation name. 

2. Opera Print Client

If user account control is enabled you'll get the following message. Click yes to allow the installation


3. Adobe Acrobat Reader©

Opera Requires Adobe Reader 9 for Printing. Currently Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.5.x is the most secure version. Adobe Acrobat Reader X (10) is for some Opera versions supported. Currenlty only Adobe Reader X version 10.1.6 or higher 10.1.x version are supported with some Opera as this version contain some fixes.

If user account control is enabled you'll get the following message. Click yes to allow the installation

 Continue the Adobe Acrobat Reader installation.

 After these steps Opera should start and you're able to work with Opera. Logout as administrator and ask user to test Opera and printing from Opera.


Trouble Shooting

Here are some examples of the error screens you will see if any of the above steps did not complete successfully. If the Jinitiator piece was not completed or a site has not been added to the 'Intranet Sites' the following will be displayed: 


 If the jvm.dll was not copied successfully, or the Phishing or Add-ons options where not configured the following screens will be displayed:


Internet Explorer 9 and 10

Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer 10 are supported but we found out you should enable Compatibility Mode for the Opera sites.