[gptalk] Re: Manage FireFox w/ GPO

  • From: "Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF" <Jamie.Nelson.ctr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 17:52:23 -0500

The main page for their FireFox MSIs is here:

 

http://www.frontmotion.com/Firefox/

 

You can download the non-Community Edition version that I was referring
to from this link:

 

http://www.frontmotion.com/Firefox/download_firefox_ref.php

 

I don't know if the Firefox ADM project on SourceForge works with this
or not but I do know that FrontMotion provides an ADM on their site
<http://www.frontmotion.com/Firefox/firefox.adm>  that you are supposed
to be able to configure the Community Edition (CE) version with.

 

I think the SourceForge version only works when after you apply the
Computer Startup/Shutdown and User Logon/Logoff scripts via Group
Policy. Just adding the templates and configuring settings will not do
anything because Firefox does not natively understand the registry keys
those templates are creating. The scripts are what actually interpret
the registry and modify the files that Firefox uses.

 

Regards,

Jamie Nelson

 

-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Jason B. Halladay
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 5:21 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Manage FireFox w/ GPO

 

I've had good success with the FrontMotion package but the free edition 

leaves FireFox with a different icon than what our users are used to (a 

globe icon) and that one little fact proved to be a bigger deal than one


might think.

 

Jamie, when you say you use the "regular Firefox MSI's they make", where


did you obtain those MSIs?  Does the Firefox ADM on sourceforge 

supposedly work with any edition and installation of Firefox or does it 

require a specially-packaged version of Firefox?  This question is the 

question I had when Craig mentioned none of the settings he was 

administering via the Firefox ADM were working. 

Thanks!

Jason

 

Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF wrote, on 8/2/2007 11:37 AM:

> Have you looked at the packages that FrontMotion puts out?

> 

> http://www.frontmotion.com/Firefox/fmfirefox.htm

>   

> They repackage Firefox into an MSI for you and provide a "Community

> Edition" package that allows you the ability to lockdown settings
using

> Admin templates. Best of all, its Free.

> 

> I use the regular Firefox MSI's they make but have never tried the

> Community Edition so I'm not sure how well it works.

> 

> Regards,

> Jamie Nelson

> 

> -----Original Message-----

> From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]

> On Behalf Of Buonora, Craig (GE, Research, consultant)

> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 12:31 PM

> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

> Subject: [gptalk] Manage FireFox w/ GPO

> 

> Has anyone had any luck doing this? I have downloaded every ADM file
for

> both Mozilla and FF I can find, no matter what I do I cannot get this
to

> work. I ma not sure it matters but I am running FireFox 2.0.0.6 and
the

> only thing I a trying to accomplish it to set the automatic

> configuration script URL.

>  

> Thanks in advance for the help.

>  

> 

> Craig M. Buonora

> 

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