Disable IE Enhanced Security In Windows Server 2012 R2

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In this short post you will see the steps to disable IE enhanced security in windows server 2012 R2. Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) establishes security settings that define how users browse Internet and intranet Web sites. These settings also reduce the exposure of your server to Web sites that might present a security risk. It is not recommended to disable IE enhanced security in windows server 2012 R2 servers because it can reduce the security and can potentially expose the server to attacks. This enhanced level of security can prevent Web sites from displaying correctly in Internet Explorer and can restrict access to network resources, such as files on Universal Naming Convention (UNC) shared folders.

If you want to view a Web site that requires Internet Explorer functionality that has been disabled, you can add the Web site to the inclusion lists in the Local intranet or Trusted sites zones.

When the IE ESC is enabled, you get pop-up all the time and you are asked to add every new url to the IE trusted sites zone.

Disable IE Enhanced Security In Windows Server 2012 R2

To disable IE enhanced security in windows server 2012 R2, launch the Server Manager, on the left hand side click on Local Server. On the right hand side click on the On link next to IE Enhanced Security Configuration.

Disable IE Enhanced Security In Windows Server 2012 R2

You will now see the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration box. Click on Off to turn off the IE ESC.

Disable IE Enhanced Security In Windows Server 2012 R2