Internet Explorer Cannot Download a File on Server 2012 R2

So you have just set up a new Server 2012 (R2) server, and gone to download that fine you need for the next step, only to be shown a nasty message stating that you cannot do that, as file downloads have been disabled.

NoFileDownload

Well the good thing to know is that its an easy fix, simply open up “ Internet Options ” go to the “ Security ” tab, select the “ Internet ” zone and Select the “ Custom level… ” button

InternetOptions-SecurityTab-CustomLevel

This opens up a “ Security Settings – Internet Zone ” window. In the main section of the windows scroll down to where it says “ Downloads ”, and the the subsection of “ File download ” (as of this writing the setting is just above half way down the options list) and simply change it from “ Disable to “ Enable ”. Click ok and drop back to the main screen and retry that download again

EnableDownloads

If you get a warning, as shown below, simply OK it and continue on

Warning

Have fun

Justin

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