Installing the Internet Explorer Browser Add-on
uberAgent’s browser web app performance functionality requires a browser add-on (aka extension) to be installed. This article lists the necessary steps.
To enable data collection from Internet Explorer make sure uberAgent’s BrowserPerformanceIE metric is enabled in the configuration. In the default configuration, BrowserPerformanceIE is enabled.
The add-on’s files are part of the uberAgent setup and placed in the installation directory automatically.
Note: the add-on is not registered automatically to prevent prompts asking the end-users for confirmation.
For tests and PoCs, it may be easiest to register uberAgent’s Internet Explorer add-on manually. The installation directory contains the file Register-uAIEExtension.cmd. Run this file with elevated rights to register uberAgent’s Internet Explorer add-on DLLs.
Alternatively, run the following commands with elevated rights:
regsvr32 /s “%ProgramFiles%\vast limits\uberAgent\uAIEExtension64.dll”
The automated registration of uberAgent’s Internet Explorer add-on is easily possible with your software deployment tool of choice. Make sure to register the two DLLs using the regsvr32 commands (see above) after uberAgent is installed.
uberAgent’s Internet Explorer add-on can be registered automatically through uberAgent’s system service. Please note that this does not happen by default to prevent end-user prompts (see below).
To configure the uberAgent service to automatically register the IE add-on set the RegisterIEAddOn configuration value to 1.
Internet Explorer will ask each user to enable the add-on once the DLLs are registered when the browser is started.
To avoid end-user prompts, configure the Group Policy setting Add-on List for automatic enablement. The setting can be found at:
Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Add-on Management -> Add-on List
Add an entry with the following values:
The uberAgent Internet Explorer add-on has bee tested successfully and is supported in protected mode.
We are currently investigating whether the uberAgent Internet Explorer add-on works correctly in enhanced protected mode.
Internet Explorer enterprise mode allows customers to define URLs that are rendered with older versions of the IE engine (e.g., IE9 or IE10). uberAgent’s Internet Explorer add-on requires IE11 and only works for sites rendered with version 11 of the IE engine.