Deploying FM FF with add-ons

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Deploying FM FF with add-ons

Post by GaGirrl » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:05 am

Is there a way to deploy FMFF CE with add-ons/extensions during the msi install using a script of some type? We currently use firefox.adm and mozilla.adm to lock down the users' ability to install add-ons but we need to be able to install them.

Also, is there a way to install just extensions separately to multiple PCs remotely?

I can disable the GPO temporarily during the install if that helps, but we really could use assistance here.

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Re: Deploying FM FF with add-ons

Post by tophe59760 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:41 am


I am going to do this procedure this morning and it works !!

Step 1 : deploy for example Firefox with MSI from Frontmotion (v10.0.7 ESR in my case)

Step 2 : Follow this procedure for prepare an add-on to deploy ... -remotely/

Step 3 : Deploy the add on folder by GPO with a startup script like this :

xcopy /s "\\server\msi\firefox\" "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\\*.*" /y

Step 4 : copy this lines in preferences of Firefox (in the file c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js)

pref("extensions.autoDisableScopes", 0);
pref("extensions.enabledScopes", 15);

these lines avoid having to confirm the installation of the module by user.

Step 5 : Deploy the new Firefox.js by GPO with a startup script with this lines :

copy "\\server\msi\Firefox\firefox.js" "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref" /y

At the startup, you will have the new version of Firefox with add-on activate automatically.

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