Removing or Disabling Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) for Windows Server 2003 is a simple process, however, today when I showed someone how to do this at work, I realized I’d not documented the process yet here on groovyPost.com so… Let’s get to it!
Note – This How-To Tutorial is for Server 2003, I’ve previously documented the How-To Disable IE ESC for Windows Server 2008 in case you were looking for that.
1. Click Start, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs
Warning – Use caution if disabling IE ESC on a production server. There have been some reports that IIS and other applications can have issues after disabling IE ESC on Server 2003.
2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components
3. Scroll Down and Uncheck Box for Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration, Click Next, and Finish on next page
Very simple and “moderately” groovy 😉
Feedback? Comments? Questions? Would love to hear from you!