I have to install some pre reqs on windows server 2008 and i started with browsing the intranet sites to find the pre reqs.
Now the problem on a windows server 2008 is that all kind of security features are installed by default and hence none of the intranet sites were working. I am unable to download any file either.
The quick fix for this is to disable enhanced security feature of IE8 on Windows Server 2008. And this can be done by going to
appwiz.cpl -> Turn Windows Features on or off-> Security Information snap in-> Configure IE ESC
and disable it.
And now the IE works normally. Its a good trick to work in development environment and definitely not recommended on a production server .
Happy coding :)