I get the error "Failed to create empty document" while starting DSM-Explorer

Document ID : KB000115735
Last Modified Date : 02/10/2018
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Issue:
After installing ITCM R14 SP2 and trying to start DSM-Explorer I get a pop up window with the following error:
 
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Environment:
CA-Client Automation R14 SP2 on Windows 2016
Cause:
In the base Windows 2016 image IE may be disabled.
Resolution:
Run the following command as Administrator to enable IE. A reboot is requested by dism and is needed to activate the feature:

dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64