"Please enable scripts and reload this page" error message when you try to open a SharePoint Server 2013 site

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013


When you try to open a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 site, you receive the following error message:
You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.


This problem occurs because the JavaScript feature is disabled in Windows Internet Explorer.


To resolve this problem, enable the JavaScript feature in Internet Explorer. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Open Internet Explorer, go to the SharePoint Server 2013 site, press Alt to reveal the Menu bar, click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
  2. On the Security tab, click Custom level.
  3. Scroll down to the Active scripting section, and then select Enable