- Tighter security alters IE convenience in Windows Server 2003
In most versions of Windows, Internet Explorer has different security settings for Web sites that fall into zones such as “Trusted,” “Internet,” and “Restricted.” In Server 2003, however, IE by default puts all general Internet sites into the same security zone as Restricted sites (in other words, high security).
This means ActiveX controls, scripts, and downloading of files won’t work at Web sites users visit, unless those sites are manually added to the Trusted zone.
In addition, users may be repeatedly asked for a username and password when accessing intranet sites that previously asked only once. These sites now need to be manually added to the Local Intranet zone. Web sites in general shouldn’t be added to this zone because IE will then pass user/password strings to them automatically when requested. More info
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