This is a short tutorial to show you how to turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration in Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012. We don’t recommend keeping this off in a production environment, but perhaps you are in a lab or development environment and simply need to disable it.
Windows Server 2003
In Windows Server 2003 it is a little different than Windows Server 2008 and 2012. First you will need to go to the start menu and then to the control panel.
Then go to “Add or Remove Programs.”
Then on the left hand side click on “Add/Remove Windows Components.”
Scroll down and uncheck “Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.” Then click OK.
Go to the start menu and click into “Server Manager.”
On the right hand side click on “Configure IE ESC.”
By default they are both set to on. You can turn both of them off and then click OK.
Click into Local Server, under the Server Manager.
On the right hand side, click “On” next to the IE Enhanced Security Configuration.
By default, both are set to on. You can turn both of them off and then click OK.