Windows Server 2008: How To Disable IE ESC

Posted July 17, 2007 by Rob Rogers in Windows

By default Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) is enabled. This is to provide a reduction of exposure to Web-based attacks. However, using IE ESC also reduces the functionality of web pages and applications that use the browser. To disable IE ESC for Administrators and Users, follow these steps:

1. Click Start and select Server Manager.

2. When the Server Manager window appears, go to the left pane and select the root of the folder tree.

3. On the right, go to the Security Information section and click the Configure IE ESC link.

4. The Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration window will appear. Use the corresponding radio buttons to disable IE ESC for Administrators and Users.

5. Click OK.


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