Running The OBIEE 12c Baseline Validation Tool (BVT) Configured With Internet Explorer Fails With Error 'Unexpected error launching Internet Explorer. Browser zoom level was set to 1XX%'

(Doc ID 2084332.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 02, 2015

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Generic Windows


The baseline validation tools (bvt) can be configured to run with FireFox or Internet Explorer via the BVT configuration file.


For example:

<!-- Which BrowserType to use to load reports, Firefox, InternetExplorer. Leave empty for default browser -->
<Parameter name="BrowserType" value="InternetExplorer"/>


While running the BVT on a Windows host configured with Internet Explorer, you encounter the following error:

INFO: Loading 1 reports and taking snapshots with 1 browsers running concurrently Started InternetExplorerDriver server (32-bit)
Listening on port 12345
SEVERE: ThreadId: 42 - ThreadId: 42 - Exception while initializing InternetExplorer driver...
SEVERE: ThreadId: 42 - Error while initializing driver. Quitting. Ex:
org.openqa.selenium.remote.SessionNotFoundException: Unexpected error launching Internet Explorer. Browser zoom level was set to 125%. It should be set to 100% (WARNING: The server did not provide any stacktrace information)
Command duration or timeout: 3.09 seconds
Build info: version: 'unknown', revision: 'unknown', time: 'unknown'
System info: host: 'hostname', ip: '', 'Windows 7', os.arch: 'amd64', os.version: '6.1', java.version: '1.8.0_51'
Driver info:
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(
at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(
at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.ErrorHandler.createThrowable(
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.ErrorHandler.throwIfResponseFailed(
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.execute(
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.startSession(
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.startSession(




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