I recently installed Windows 2008 server on my laptop . Fully excited to learn the new features I logged in to the machine and started to browse the net with Internet explorer. Then I noticed a nagging “Your current security settings put your computer at risk ” message below the IE address bar. it was so irritating that i stopped browsing with Win2008 server. Another problem I faced is that the IE was displaying ”Security Settings at risk ” page on IE startup than my predefined homepage ion IE options. I dont understand why microsoft wants to irritate people like this. WHo ever using Windows 2008 server will have a minimum amount of knowledge about security and its only required show them a warning once. Why are they showing this idiotic message everytime ?? And they dont have a button/link to disable this feature which makes us hate the OS/IE the very first time.
Image of Security settigns at risk page:
After cursing the the MS team. I found a way to disable these irritating features.
The steps are as follows:
Start -> Run - Gpedit.msc (MS group policy editor)Navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates ->
Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Information Bar. Change “All processes” to “Disable”.
Now go to Start - Run - regedit Navigate to HKLM -> Software -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer ->
Main Change the “Security Risk Page” to your home page link.