Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) is designed to protect a server from dangerous websites capable to infect system with malware. You need to add a website to the Trusted sites zone to open all its content in IE. Enhanced Security Configuration is enabled by default in Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2019/2016. In most cases such security restrictions are really helpful. But in some cases you might want to allow Internet Explorer open all websites including all third-party content without adding them as trusted ones. Here is how to disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration in Windows Server 2019/2016.
Here is an example. When Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is enabled you see this start page when you launch IE:
How to disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) on Windows Server 2019/2016
- Click the Start Button and Launch Server Manager:
- Head to Local Server.
- Find IE Enhanced Security Configuration and click on On:
- Turn off IE ESC for Administrators and/or for Users and click OK:
- Be sure to restart Internet Explorer!
Now when you launch IE you will see soft configuration page telling you Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is not enabled:
You can visit all websites without adding them to Trusted sites zone: