Users reported script errors when opening a DWF located on a network drive, when using the Visual Studio 2005 Web Browser Component on a PC running Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.
Errors are similar to the ones shown below:
It took us a while to figure this one out. It appears that this is really a Microsoft issue and further discussions with Microsoft and additional testing showed that there are two possible workarounds or solutions for this particular problem:
- Add registry entries per Microsoft Knowledgebase 934366, or
- Add the server name (ex. file://server) to the Trusted Sites list in the MSIE7 security settings
Either one of these two solutions will resolve the problem for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 on Vista or Windows XP.
There is nothing we can change in Autodesk Design Review 2008 to address this issue. The shown changes for MSIE 7 will address this issue for customers using MSIE7 with Autodesk Design Review, DWF Viewer or DWF Composer.
The root problem here is that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 behavior for network shares changes when the "Allow active content to run in files from My Computer" option is checked or enabled.
Users may check this option to eliminate the warning message that happens when dragging & dropping a file from a local drive letter. The subsequent behavior for network shares is unexpected and inconsistent with how MSIE6 worked.