You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server in SharePoint 2016

You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server

In this post, we’ll fix “You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page SharePoint 2013 and 2016.

You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server in SharePoint

In this guide, we’re gonna to explain the following:

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You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server

After Installing a SharePoint Server, When I tried to open the SharePoint Site Collection or SharePoint Central Administration using Internet Explorer, I got the below error :

You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.

You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server in SharePoint

Why am I getting You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server?

The root cause of this browse error usually occurs if

  • IE Enhanced Security Configuration is enabled.
  • Active Scripting is disabled by default in Internet Explorer.

How to solve You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server?

Disable IE Enhanced Security Configuration in SharePoint 2016

Steps
  • Open Server manager > Local Server.
Disable IE Enhanced Security Configuration
  • Click on IE Enhanced Security Configuration.
Disable IE Enhanced Security Configuration Windows Server 2019
  • Select Off for administrator.
Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration Windows Server 2019
Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration Windows Server 2019
  • Press OK and Restart IE.

Enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer

Steps
  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • From the above main menu, select “Tools”.
  • In “Tools” menu, select “Intranet Options”.
Internet options in Internet explorer
  • In the “Security” tab, click on “Internet” Zone.
  • Click on “Custom Level” button.
  • Scroll down until you find the “Scripting” section, and check “Enable” option.
Enable JavaScript Internet Explorer
  • Close the Internet Explorer, and reopen it again.
  • Try now to browse the SharePoint site using Internet Explorer.
  • The “You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.” should be gone now.

Applies to
  • SharePoint 2019.
  • SharePoint 2016.
  • SharePoint 2013.
  • Windows Server.
  • Internet Explorer.
Conclusion

For security purpose, by default, the IE Enhanced Security Configuration is disabled in Windows Server as well as the JavaScript is disabled in Internet Explorer.

To overcome this issue “You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.” you should disable IE Enhanced Security Configuration and the “Active Scripting” should be enabled.

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