Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration allows you to control the level of Internet Explorer access allowed to certain user groups on your server.

  1. Open Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  2. Select Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration, and then click Details.
  3. Select the user group(s) that you want to apply the enhanced security configuration to — Administrators, Users, or both — and then click OK.
  4. Click Next, and then click Finish.
  5. Restart Internet Explorer to apply the enhanced security settings.

Notes

Apply Windows 2000 default Internet Explorer security settings

If Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is enabled on your server, you may find it necessary to use the default Internet Explorer security settings of Windows 2000.

  1. Open Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  2. Select Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration, click the check box to clear the selection, and then click OK.
  3. Click Next and then click Finish.
  4. Restart Internet Explorer to apply the changes.

Important

  • When you restore Windows 2000 security settings for Internet Explorer, you also restore the lists of Trusted sites and Local intranet sites that were in effect at the time Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration was applied.
  • Applying the Windows 2000 default Internet Explorer security settings increases your server’s exposure to potential attacks from malicious Web-based content.

Strengthen Internet Explorer security settings manually on your server

If you do not use Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration in your environment, you can easily strengthen Internet Explorer by using Internet Options in Control Panel to manually raise the security settings on your server.

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  3. On the Security tab, select the Web content zone you want to adjust: Internet, Local intranet, Trusted sites, or Restricted sites.
  4. Under Security level for this zone, click Default Level to use the default security level for the zone, or click Custom Level and then select the settings you want.

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