Windows Server 2008: How To Disable IE ESC

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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8 Responses to “Windows Server 2008: How To Disable IE ESC”

  1. October 18, 2008 at 4:52 pm, Michael said:

    My one shows that in Local and I can’t see the summary. Why is that ?


  2. March 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm, Jerald said:

    This is exactly what I needed. Thank you for your post.


  3. June 28, 2010 at 12:32 pm, marlo said:



  4. September 20, 2010 at 9:41 am, Meo Spt said:



  5. April 16, 2011 at 10:28 am, Omar Ali said:



  6. June 21, 2011 at 9:55 am, Lal said:

    Great!!! it helped me alot! thank you very much


  7. January 06, 2012 at 8:39 pm, Skillet said:

    Thanks for the info, I have been looking for this for 3 hours.


  8. October 31, 2013 at 8:22 am, Tim said:



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