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Handy Notes from the Multimedia Scriptorium

Problem Mapping Network Drive Issue with Vista and Windows 7

We have recently received reports of people who have publishing rights to the servers and now cannot access the content. It is very unlikely that the issue is that you have been removed from a publishing group unless you or someone in your group requested this change.

More likely, the issue is that you have upgraded your computer to Vista or Windows 7.

Vista fix:

  • Go here Apply this fix using SECPOL.MSC.
  • Re-map the drive OAC/OAC22 servers. (Note: when mapping, do not use the IP address).

Windows7 fix:

  • First you need to “Enable NetBios over TCP/IP” in the IP4 settings of the network connection.

    Second in the Local Security Policy>Security Options
    The Network Security: Lan Manager Authentication level needs to be set to Send LM & NTLM – use NTLMv2 session if negotiated.

If you need help, please contact me at:


p.s. Our thanks to Barry Turpin, Jim John and Bonnie McDonough of the MSIT team for finding and sharing these fixes.

Samba Instructions

This is a link to the steps to map the drive on a Windows machine.

To map a MAC, while in Finder…

  • hit Command-K (or goto the menu GO -> CONNECT TO SERVER)
  • In the dialog box that pops-up, type in smb://<fill in dept folder name>
  • Hit the CONNECT button and Finder should pop-up your new mount

IE issue with Sub/Superscripts

My pages are made, and they look correct in Dreamweaver and in Chrome, Firefox 3.6.3 and Safari 4.0.5.  But in IE 7.0.5730.13, the subs and superscripts don’t show

How I fixed it:
Changed the font to “Arial Unicode MS” rather than “Arial, Helvetica, san-serif” and added sub and superscript styles that make the font slightly smaller than the body font.  The last part is needed because the Unicode tag doesn’t drop the subscript as much as the regular Arial does.

body {  background: #E0E2CB url('../images/BG_page-800.jpg') repeat-y 50% 50%;
              font-family:Arial Unicode MS, san-serif;
              padding: 0;
               margin: 0;  }

sub {  font-size: 11px;  }
sup {  font-size: 11px;  }