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IE enhanced security

By default, Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is enabled on Windows Server 2003. When you start Microsoft Internet Explorer, you receive the following message:
Microsoft Internet Explorer’s Enhanced Security Configuration is currently enabled on your server. This enhanced level of security reduces the risk of attack from Web-based content that is not secure, but it may also prevent Web sites from displaying correctly and restrict access to network resources.Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration established a configuration for your server and for Microsoft Internet Explorer that decreases the exposure of your server to potential attacks that can occur through Web content and application scripts. As a result, some Web sites may not display or perform as expected.

This is for windows server 2003.

To enable/Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

1.Open Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components.
2.Select Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration, and then do one of the following:
•To apply the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration to both administrators and all other users, click Next.
•To apply the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration to only one of these groups (either administrators or users who are not in an Administrators group), click Details, select either For administrator groups or For all other user groups.
3.Click Next, and then click Finish.
4.Restart Internet Explorer to apply the enhanced security settings.

This is for windows server 2008.

Go to Server Manager
Click the top item in the tree to the left “Server Manager”
On the page that appears, go to “Security Information”
Look for “Configure IE ESC” on the right.


Broswer cache

Cache is a memory file that your computer can access quickly, When you visit a website.cache contails  information, such as passwords and usernames.

firefox browser cache settings are  Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced (then clicking the ‘network’ tab)

Note:-default cache size is 50Mb

window allows you to change the size of the cache – probably 10Mb is a better

size choice. There’s also a button to clear the cache.
The cache files are under the Cache folder.

Another way to changing the setting

type about:config  in the firefox address bar:
the applicable parameter ‘browser.cache.memory.capacity’ is highlighted here

(note it’s set to 50000 Kb which is equivalent to 50Mb). Double clicking on this parameter allows one to change the value to something smaller 10000 (10Mb).
Internet Explorer 7,8 and 9
In the Tools menu, click Internet options
In the General tab, click the Browsing history’s Settings button.
Select Every time I visit the webpage, and then click OK at the bottom of the

The next step is to clear your cache. Click Delete… in the Browsing history

Check Temporary Internet Files and History, then click Delete.
Click OK again and close all your browser windows and restart Internet Explorer

to apply all the changes.
Location of the files
For Win2000 and Windows XP
By default, the location of temporary Internet files (for Internet Explorer) is
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

for Win95, Win98 ,Windows ME
c:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files
IE 7
Cache: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low

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