A short tutorial on enabling or disabling the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) for Windows Server. As I’m running VPS for a few of my online business, occasionally I have to enable/disable this setting. Most of the times, we fiddle with this setting, after upgrading the Internet Explorer, or starting a new VPS setup.

The default message you get from IE browser regarding IE ESC

To enable IE ESC for all users

Close all instances of Internet Explorer.
Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
If a User Account Control dialog box appears, click Continue.
Under Security Summary, click Configure IE ESC.
Under Administrators, click On (Recommended).
Under Users, click On (Recommended).
Click OK.
To disable IE ESC, click Off for both Administrators and Users, and then click OK.

What you can do:

Start Server Manager > Select the root of the Service Manager navigation pane, and on the right-hand side of the screen click Configure IE ESC, which is part of the Security Information section.

A dialog box appears, letting Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration be enabled/disabled for normal users and administrators.


Configuring IE ESC



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