The Windows Server operating system installed on the Windows virtual machines is set up to disallow downloads by default from internet explorer.

To remove this enhanced security feature, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Windows menu in the bottom left corner

  2. Open "Server Manager"

  3. Ensure IE enhanced security is "OFF"

  4. Open Internet Explorer. Click the setting wheel in the top right corner of Internet Explorer window. Select "Internet Options".

  5. In the "Security" tab, uncheck "Enable Protected Mode" and click "Custom level..."

  6. Scroll down to "Downloads / File download" and select "Enable"

  7. Click OK and Yes to confirm you want to make the changes. Click Apply and OK, then close and reopen Internet Explorer.

  8. Downloads should now be enabled in IE. It is a recommended step to download and install a different web browser, such as Chrome or FireFox, which can be used for future downloads.

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