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Best Way to force firefox update without opening the application

We are currently looking at devices with out-of-date Firefox versions these are listed with vulnerabilities within our environment and need to be patched to the latest ve… (read more)

We are currently looking at devices with out-of-date Firefox versions these are listed with vulnerabilities within our environment and need to be patched to the latest version to cover those vulnerabilities.

With the volume of patching required, we want to be able to enable auto-update and allow the application to patch itself.

However, the current options via group policy don't seem to work as I've read on such threads https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1876302.

The application Autoupdate has been enabled within local group policy as a test and nothing seems to force the application to update unless a user enters the application and selects about.

Reading into how Firefox does this it doesn't seem viable to enable an auto-update feature without specifying the version it needs to upgrade to, we can currently patch to specific versions using SCCM.

Is anyone aware of a solution to this problem or another method?

Looked into calling updater.exe and the maintenance service but nothing i successful when trying to call on these.

Asked by oliver.gillman 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 week ago

Automatic updates

We have recently enabled background updates in our organization, however I noticed that a requirement for this to work is that Firefox needs to be run with the default pr… (read more)

We have recently enabled background updates in our organization, however I noticed that a requirement for this to work is that Firefox needs to be run with the default profile at least once after the feature is enabled. The issue we have is that not all users are actively using Firefox and therefore they are not being updated. I realize the security flaws won't be exposed if it's not in use, but management doesn't like seeing out of date browsers. Is there a way to force auto updates on all device where Firefox isn't not being used. Background updating is working for the majority of those that do use Firefox.

Also, we do have a couple of users reporting a credential prompt when updating from 119 to 119.0.1. These same users had no issues updating from 118 to 119. I have not figured out why this is happening just yet and why only for a handful of users so far. Would anyone have an idea why that is happening?

Asked by rob.scott1 3 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 months ago