Remove Internet Explorer Open or Save Popup

Open or Save File
Open or Save File

In Internet Explorer 10 and IE 11 Microsoft has hidden the option to automatically open files rather than prompting for you to open or save a file of that type each time you click on it. In earlier versions of IE, the open/save dialog prompt came with a checkbox option to show, or not to show the dialog again for a particular file type, but this is no longer easily available.

I believe that Microsoft has hidden this option for recent releases of Internet Explorer as a security feature. I agree that this is an important feature to keep your PC safe from aggressive or malicious Web sites, so consider carefully if you really do want to enable automatic downloading of any type of file. The Microsoft developers intentionally do not want files opening themselves by default and this is 99% of the time a good thing. However in some cases you want your users or yourself to have the option to disable the constant prompt to open or save a document from your application. Continue reading “Remove Internet Explorer Open or Save Popup”

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Disable IE Enhanced Security Configuration in Windows Server 2012

In some cases it’s important to have and makes a lot of sense to keep in place. In other cases it’s an annoying setting that refuses to allow itself to be removed from your server. What am I talking about? It’s Internet Explorer’s Enhanced Security Configuration setting that blocks your attempts to browse anyplace useful. Continue reading “Disable IE Enhanced Security Configuration in Windows Server 2012”

Windows 2012: Update IE Settings for all Users with GPEdit

The most straightforward way to apply blanket updates to Internet Explorer settings for all users on a particular machine is to use the GPUpdate.msc tool to set the local group policy. Finding where these settings are in the group policy can be a challenge in itself.

In the following article I will review:

  1. Where to go in the local group policy to enable IE compatibility mode for a specific site on your local network
  2. How to set what sites are considered to be on your local network
  3. How to change an advanced setting for sites on your local network
  4. Dealing with IE  Enhanced Security Configuration errors

Continue reading “Windows 2012: Update IE Settings for all Users with GPEdit”