Disabling Internet Explorer Enhanced Security (IE ESC)  Print this Article

By default, Windows Server has Internet Explorer Enhanced Security enabled, also referred to as IE ESC, which is an extra layer of protection when surfing the internet using Internet Explorer on your server.

For most users, this is an unnecessary nuisance.

To disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security:
  1. First, open the Server Manager by going to Start > Server Manager
  2. In the Server Manager browse to the Security Information section in the right hand pane and click 'Configure IE ESC'. IE ESC is located in the very lower right-hand corner of the window.
  3. In the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration window decide for whom you want IE ESC enabled or disabled and click OK.

It can be enabled/disabled for Administrators only or for all users.

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