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


   4: Author:  Jonathan of

   5: Version: 1.0.0


   7: Purpose:

   8:     1. To enable the ability to download files in IE after deployment

   9: #>

  10: Function Enable-IEFileDownload

  11:     {

  12:         $HKLM = "HKLM:SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet SettingsZones3"

  13:         $HKCU = "HKCU:SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet SettingsZones3"

  14:         Set-ItemProperty -Path $HKLM -Name "1803" -Value 0

  15:         Set-ItemProperty -Path $HKCU -Name "1803" -Value 0

  16:     }


  18: Enable-IEFileDownload



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