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Issue: BMC Remedy ARSystem Close Window actions malfunction when mid tier 7.x is used with IE 8

August 20th, 2010

BMC Software is alerting users to a problem in version 7.x of the BMC Remedy Mid Tier product. This technical bulletin describes a fix to prevent the problem from occurring. If you have questions about the problem, contact BMC Software Customer Support at 800 537 1813 (United States or Canada) or call your local support center.

When BMC Remedy Mid Tier 7.x is used with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8), Close Window actions in active links do not work in the mid tier. This problem is caused by a known IE 8 defect (Microsoft case number 109092371502252). To fix this problem, install the Microsoft cumulative security update for Internet Explorer discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-018 (see

For information about the history.length property issue that caused the Close Window problem, see To verify whether the update is already installed on your computer, check the Add or Remove Programs list in your Control Panel. (This update fixes a DLL, so it does not change the version numbers in the Help > About Internet Explorer window.)

To fix the problem without applying the cumulative update. If you do not apply the cumulative update, use the following workaround to avoid
the problem:
1 In Internet Explorer 8, choose Tools > Internet Options.
2 On the Advanced tab, clear the Enable Automatic Crash Recovery check box.
3 Restart Internet Explorer 8.
For information about Automatic Crash Recovery and the effects of disabling it, see

Usage of DBA Extensions with BMC Remedy

May 4th, 2010

Note: Usage of DBA Extensions is an advanced tuning technique which may cause more harm than good if used without proper care. Knowledge RDBMS is required to take advantage with this feature. Contact your DBA for more help!!!

Database (DBA) Extensions –

In general DBA Extensions are used to take advantage of RDBMS and SQL statements to create Forms, indexes and allocate space to them. Creating DBA extensions is a advance performance tuning mechanism very few of Remedy Admins does, when they run out of all other possible ways to fine tune the system.

DBA extensions are mainly used to manage database space and improve overall system performance.

DBA extensions provide:

> Vast control over location and size allocation for tables and indexes

> Automatically referenced by the AR System during initial table and index creation

> Automatically referenced by the AR System during table rebuild operations

> Allows for Vendor specific customization.

DBA Extensions are implemented using a database configuration file (ardb)

This file is normally located in the following directory:

  • Unix – /etc/ardb.conf
  • Windows – AR_System_Install\Conf\ardb.cfg

Source: BMC Remedy AR System 7.x: Performance Tuning & Troubleshooting course material

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