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Our users log on to an RDP server running Windows 2008 R2. I have already gone into Server Manager and disabled ESC for both admins and users. While the setting is applied for admins, users still go into ESC when they launch IE11. I've already checked the registry settings and they reflect the appropriate settings from the Server Manager.

What else can cause users to launch into ESC?

Can a user tell IE to start without ESC?

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Do you have any group policy objects forcing IE ESC on? – Michael Hampton Jan 17 '14 at 4:44
@MichaelHampton not that I know of, but where is that policy set? – tacos_tacos_tacos Jan 17 '14 at 4:44
Domain Controller. Look in the Group Policy Management tool or run rsop/gpresult from the command line on the server in question. And as an aside, users should not be logging into servers directly, and they certainly should not be running a web browser from it. Sounds to me like you have bigger issues than IE ESC. – HopelessN00b Jan 17 '14 at 7:58
@HopelessN00b, this is an RDP server, where users go to work from home as an alternative to VPN. Also, I was asking specifically which GPO setting is responsible for ESC. As far as I can tell there is not one out there. – tacos_tacos_tacos Jan 17 '14 at 9:06

Even though I used the Server Manager and the Registry Editor to ensure IsInstalled was 0 (see it still didn't take.

However, deleting the IsInstalled key entirely for the user registry setting did work after I logged off and on again.

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