During execution of the base state in Silk Test is the 32 Bit or 64 Bit version of Internet Explorer launched?

During execution of the base state in Silk Test is the 32 Bit or 64 Bit version of Internet Explorer launched?

Silk Test will always launch the default version of Internet Explorer on an Operating System when executing the base state. For example consider the following:

 

  • On a Windows 7 32 Bit System, the default version of IE will be a 32 Bit version - therefore when the Open Agent executes a test it will be the 32 bit version which is launched
  • On a Windows 7 64 Bit System, the default version of IE will be a 64 Bit version - therefore when the Open Agent executes a test it will be the 64 bit version which is launched

 

Please note that even if you forcibly try to launch a 32 Bit version of Internet Explorer on a 64 Bit Operating System using Silk Test, that by default a 64 Bit version of Internet Explorer will always be launched and the 32 bit version of Internet explorer will be run as a child process of the 64 Bit version.
 

The screenshot below shows a single instance of Internet Explorer launched on a 64 Bit Operating System from the 32 Bit directory “C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer”. Note that the 32 Bit Browser runs as a child process of the 64 Bit version of Internet Explorer.

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