How To Turn Interent Explorer Enhanced Security Off In Windows Server 2008?

by Nirmal Sharma [Published on 9 July 2009 / Last Updated on 26 Feb. 2009]

This article explains how you can manually turn the Internet Enhanced Security Off in Windows Server 2008.

Internet Enhanced Security Configuration is stored at the following location in the registry. You need to perform the following steps manually to completely disable the IEES on all computers or run a script via Group Policy to disable on all computers in your network:

Steps:

1. Change the value of IsInstalled from 1 to 0 at the following location in the registry:

  • KEY: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{A509B1A7-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073}
  • Entry: IsInstalled
  • Value: 0

2. Run the following commands from command prompt. Make sure you have administrative privileges.

  • Rundll32 iesetup.dll, IEHardenLMSettings
  • Rundll32 iesetup.dll, IEHardenAdmin

3. Delete the following registry entries:

  • KEY: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{A509B1A7-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073}

You can also create a script using Reg.exe to delete the above registry entry and key.

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