Enable File Downloads in IE

Problem:  When I deploy a new server, file downloads in IE are switched off by default

Solution:  Just recently its being annoying me that I have to enable file downloads in IE on each of the servers I deploy, so here’s a little function to enable it.  Personally I have this script deploy when I deploy the OS.  Hope it helps you, this script enables file downloads.  Have it run as a Powershell script step from your task sequence and ensure you call the correct script location.

   1: <#
   2: Script to enable file downloads in IE
   3:  
   4: Author:  Jonathan of www.deploymentshare.com
   5: Version: 1.0.0
   6:  
   7: Purpose:  
   8:     1. To enable the ability to download files in IE after deployment
   9: #>
  10: Function Enable-IEFileDownload
  11:     {
  12:         $HKLM = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3"
  13:         $HKCU = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3"
  14:         Set-ItemProperty -Path $HKLM -Name "1803" -Value 0
  15:         Set-ItemProperty -Path $HKCU -Name "1803" -Value 0
  16:     }
  17:  
  18: Enable-IEFileDownload

Jonathan