Cannot download files from Explorer

In my daily roleĀ as a consultant I need to download regularly files from our company FTP and because I work a lot on servers from our customers I find out that File downloads are blocked when I connect to our FTP with Windows Explorer.

file download blocked in windows explorer

Your current security settings do not allow you tu download files from this location.

This problem can be solved different ways. One way is to change the setting manually ‘File Download’ to Enable in IE:

change security settings in ie

This Powershell script will save you some mouse clicks and of course time, especially if you’re using a lot more PS scripting (like I do):

$HKCU = ‘HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3’
Set-ItemProperty -Path $HKLM -Name ‘1803’ -Value 0

After running the above code please log off and log on again in order for the setting to be effecive.
The scipt has been tested on Windows Server 2016.