How to remove Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration in Server 2008 R2

Click here for the same instructions for Windows Server 2012

Personally, I never saw much use in Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration. As a SysAdmin or Network Administrator, I don’t see anyone doing much web surfing on their server. Personally, the only time I use Internet Explorer on the server is when I’m trying to access built in application web pages, or get more details on an Event log message.

Of course, that’s when Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration blocks everything I need.

At least in Windows Server 2008 R2, you can easily turn in on or off, unlike Server 2003 where you would just uninstall it. Once you’re done with whatever you’re doing, you can just turn it back on. Here’s how you turn it off.

Open Server Manager and click on your server in the navigation pane:


In the “Security Information section, click on “Configure IE ESC”


Then change your options accordingly. No reboot required


Remove or Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration in Server 2012

Click here for the same directions in Windows Server 2008 R2

You’ve been there, you try to access a web page for an app that’s running on the server, or maybe you’re trying to get more info for a Windows Event, when Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration blocks it.

At least you can turn it off temporarily on the server instead of uninstalling it. Here’s how:

Open server manager, then click on the local server.


In the second column, second grouping of items is “IE Enhanced Security Configuration”


Just click on they hyperlinked “On”, and another dialog will pop up. Make the choices you would like, and then click OK. No reboot required.


How to restore Deleted Items in Microsoft Outlook Business Contact Manager 2010

The first time I had the need to restore something from Business Contact Manager, I’ll admit, I was a bit worried. I know the data is in a database, so I wouldn’t have the dumpster for Exchange. However, there’s no need to panic. The following works for Business Contacts, Communication History, Accounts, and any other item.

Click on your folder view in Outlook, and Expand Business Contact Manager. You’ll see a “Deleted Items”


Once you’ve clicked on it, find your item, right click on it, and choose restore.

Some “The Walking Dead” News

Get your Apocalyptic Sound track ready …

imageIn the episode “Alone”, Season 4, Episode 13, we open up with a flashback to Bob’s life before he met the group. The song that’s playing in the background is “Blackbird Song”. It’s an awesome sounding, haunting song. Thanks to WetPaint, who posted to explain a bit about the song and motivation when Lee DeWyze wrote the song. It’s also available on Amazon as a Single

The Walking Dead is one of the most pirated shows on BitTorrent? Giant Freakin Robot sums up an article from Variety .

I’m sure this comes as no surprise, with it’s incredible popularity, you can see why it would be the most pirated shows. Not only are there about a trillion people who don’t have AMC, but I’m sure there are a lot of people who download it anyway, just so they can re-watch it. Game of thrones was number 1 on the list, which also isn’t a surprise. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan, but I’m personally astonished by how popular Game of Thrones is.

Now for my last bit of news, it’s a spoiler for the comic book if you haven’t read it …


Did Kirkman give away a spoiler?

I ran across this post on Zap2it, Kirkman is on an upcoming episode of The Writer’s Room on Comic Book Resources, and he’s talking about Rick losing his hand in the comic book. Kirkman says “Yea, , but spoiler alert, he loses a hand in Season 5, so …”

I absolutly don’t believe him Smile I’ve heard him more than a few times discuss how he wishes that he hadn’t written it that way in the comic book because of all the difficulties it adds to writing the comic. I just don’t see him repeating that in the series. I would bet a hug with a walker that he doesn’t do it.