Turn off Windows Server 2008’s “Enhanced Security Configuration”

I have just completed a Windows 2008 Server Standard install and configuring various areas of the server. One configuration that I always turn off is IE ESC, or Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.  This is an easy step so I thought I would post this up to the blog for future reference.?

To do this with Windows 2008 Server:

  • Open Server Manager
  • Locate the area of Security Information as shown below:

  • Click the option Configure IE ESC

You will be shown the configuration window as shown below:

I have selected to turn OFF the IE ESC just for administrators on this server install. To complete simply click OK.

I just saved you from wanting to format the server with a nice clean install of Fedora….

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