This page can’t be displayed in Internet Explorer

Recently I was rebuilding my lab environment on my new laptop, when I came across this strange issue that when I want to browse to a page using Internet Explorer 11, I received the message “This page can’t be displayed“.

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When I browse to the same page using a different browser (in my case Google Chrome), I was able to browse to the page without this message.

After digging into this problem I found a setting in Internet Explorer 11 that apparently prevents browsing to lab environment pages. It’s called “Enhanced Protection Mode“.

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After disabling this setting I was able to browse to the page without the message “This page can’t be displayed“.

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Beware that the “Enhanced Protection Mode” setting is a security feature, and should be well considered before turning it off.

Ivan de Mes

Ivan de Mes

Ivan de Mes works as an EUC Solution Architect for Login Consultants in The Netherlands. Ivan has over 19 years of experience in delivering workspace solutions at large customers in banking, health care, education and others.

In 2017, 2018 and 2019, Ivan was rewarded with the VMware vExpert status. In 2018 and 2019 Login VSI rewarded Ivan with the Login VSI Technology Advocate status.

 

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