Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

TrustedSites specifies the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for Internet sites whose content can be trusted by administrators and users for whom Internet Explorer® Enhanced Security Configuration (ESC) is enabled.

When Internet Explorer ESC is enabled, it reduces the exposure of your server to potential security attacks from Web pages that do not belong to the Trusted sites zone.

For more information, see Microsoft-Windows-IE-ESC.


This setting is applicable only for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008. The Internet Explorer ESC must also be enabled for this setting to apply.



Specifies the fully qualified path to the URL of each Internet site. You can add multiple sites, using semi-colons as the separator. Path_to_url is a string.

This string type supports empty elements.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer | TrustedSites

Applies To

For a list of the supported Windows® editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer.

XML Example

The following XML output specifies the fully qualified URLs.


See Also