WebDriver server initial start page not resolving in Selenium/Python using IE 11

I am trying to run a Selenium/Python program, but I’m receiving the message “This is the initial start page for the WebDriver server” when the browser opens. I have taken the following steps to resolve the issue:

  1. Disabled the Protected Mode checkbox in all zones (Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted sites and Restricted sites), as well as the “Enable Enhanced Protected Mode” checkbox in the Advanced tab of IE Options.

  2. Ensured my IEdriver (version 3.1.4) and Selenium web driver (version 3.1.4) are compatible.

  3. Added content to ignore Protected mode:

caps = DesiredCapabilities.INTERNETEXPLORER
caps['ignoreProtectedModeSettings'] = True
driver = webdriver.Ie(executable_path='C:/Selenium/Drivers/IEDriverServer.exe',capabilities=caps)

However, I’m still receiving the same message after adding this code. Any ideas? Please help.

Try adding the following line of code before creating the driver object:

caps['IntroduceInstabilityByIgnoringProtectedModeSettings'] = True

This should ignore any protected mode settings and allow the Selenium/Python program to run successfully.