FAQ: Can't access server with Windows 2003 and IE
On Windows 2003, I can't access the Sawmill server using Internet Explorer. Why not?
The "Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration" may be enabled, blocking access; uninstall it or add 127.0.0.1:8988 to the trusted sites.
Windows 2003 starts up with Internet Explorer "locked down" in a highly secure mode where only certain sites are accessible. In particular, Sawmill's default URL cannot be accessed by Internet Explorer.
To enable access to Sawmill from Internet Explorer, do this:
- Go to Internet Explorer.
- Go to the Tools menu.
- Choose Internet Options.
- Click the Security tab.
- Click the Trusted Sites icon.
- Click the Sites button.
- Add 127.0.0.1:8988 to the list.
Now you should be able to access Sawmill with Internet Explorer.
Alternatively, use a different browser which does not restrict access.
Alternatively, go to the Add/Remove Programs control panel and uninstall "Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration".