Q&A Monday: Disable IE Enhanced Security in Server 2008


In previous incarnations of Windows Server, when I wanted to remove the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration, I’ve gone into the add/remove programs and removed the security component, but in Windows Server 2008 that isn’t an option, can you please help me remove this annoyance.

Joseph Hart
Jackson, MS


The configuration for the Windows Server 2008 IE enhanced Security, is now in the Server Manager for the server.  Select the top of the Service Manager navigation pane, and then under the Server Summary find and click Configure IE ESC, under the Security Information section. Then dialog box appears, letting Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration be enabled/disable separately for normal users and administrators.

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