How to Turn off IE Enhanced Security in Windows Server 2008

Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration always gets turned off on servers I install – I just don’t get on with it.

You may now be installing Windows 2008 Server servers, and there’s a slightly different process to disable this feature than in Windows 2003 Server.

The configuration is now part of Server Manager, not Add/Remove (Programs and Features) as it was in 2003.

So, to turn it off in Windows Server 2008, if you open Server Manager (Start -> Server Manager by default), and then under “Server Summary” will be a box called “Security Information“.  If you look in there, on the right hand side will be an option “Configure IE ESC” – this will open a box which lets you turn the feature off and on for Admin, Users, or both.