Turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security

9. May 2012 01:29 by Matt Wrock in   //  Tags:   //   Comments

If you enjoy lots of dialog boxes that require you to take action before you can review any unique URL, then you will not want to use this:

$AdminKey = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\`
{A509B1A7-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073}"

$UserKey = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\`
{A509B1A8-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073}"

Set-ItemProperty -Path $AdminKey -Name "IsInstalled" -Value 0
Set-ItemProperty -Path $UserKey -Name "IsInstalled" -Value 0
Stop-Process -Name Explorer -Force
Write-Host "IE Enhanced Security Configuration (ESC) has been disabled." -ForegroundColor Green

If on the other hand, IE enhanced security makes you want to stick your fist in an activated blender, do your self a favor and step away from the blender and then invoke the above script.

If you walk the fence between these two, invoke it anyways and you’ll be glad you did.

You are welcome.

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