SharePoint Error: The download of the specified resource has failed when reloading through QMC or trying to use the link in Developer/Desktop
Article Number: 000005248 | Last Modified: 2018/06/12
When trying to use a SharePoint URL to load data from causes a task to fail with - Error: The download of the specified resource has failed. This can also happen when trying to use the link from the developer client (Edit Script -> Web Files -> Internet File - Sharepoint URL).
Internet Explorer (IE) Enhanced Security on the Server is most likely causing this error.
Below are the links for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 to disable IE Enhanced Security -
Note - You may need to add Sites back for Trusted Sites if you had any before this as the change removes them.