How To Remove Internet Explorer (IE) From Windows Server

By |2016-10-16T15:54:18-05:00May 18th, 2016|Categories: Apps, Internet, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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If you run any Windows Servers, you may run into a scenario where you want to remove access to Internet Explorer. Usually, any administrators that log into servers won’t have a need for it anyway, plus it can be a security concern. Sometimes, you might have a server that refuses to update to the latest version (as of this writing is IE11). Here’s how to remove Internet Explorer (IE) from Windows Server.

Open a Command Prompt with Administrative Privledges.

To get a list of all of your enabled features, run this command:

dism /online /get-features

One of the features is Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64.

To remove Internet Explorer (IE), run this command:

dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64

You’ll see:

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Disabling feature(s)

=====================\] The operation completed successfully.
Restart Windows to complete this operation.
Do you want to restart the computer now (Y/N)?Y

After the restart, Internet Explorer (IE) won’t be available.

If you need to add it back, replace /disable-feature with /enable-feature in the command above.

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