How to Disable or Remove Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration in Windows Server 2008

You just installed Windows Server 2008 on your brand new server and you open up Internet Explorer for the first (and last) time to download Google Chrome or Firefox...


You get hit with this annoying message:


Luckily, it is really easy to turn off Internet Explorer's Enhanced Security Configuration so you can be on your way installing a better web browser. Simply go to Start > Run > servermanager.msc to open the Server Manager console. Scroll down to the Security Information section and click “Configure IE ESC”:


Check the Off button for the groups that you want IE ESC disabled for:


Now when you open Internet Explorer you will be greeted with this slightly less annoying message:


Now you can download another web browser without being bothered by annoying messages from Internet Explorer.

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