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Silent auto update not working. I've narrowed it down to the updater.exe not having user permissions to execute.. why?

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I install Firefox as Administrator.

When limited users run Firefox, it won't auto update silently (about:config is setup for it). When I run Firefox as Administrator with the same about:config, it updates silently.

I've narrowed this down to being that the [updater.exe] does not have user execution rights by default.

I can't just change the permissions on the executable due to netsec issues..

Why is this? Why doesn't it have user execute permissions.. As soon as i give a limited user execute permissions to updater.exe, it works.. so it's not the maintenance service, or anything else.

Thanks!!!

I install Firefox as Administrator. When limited users run Firefox, it won't auto update silently (about:config is setup for it). When I run Firefox as Administrator with the same about:config, it updates silently. I've narrowed this down to being that the [updater.exe] does not have user execution rights by default. I can't just change the permissions on the executable due to netsec issues.. Why is this? Why doesn't it have user execute permissions.. As soon as i give a limited user execute permissions to updater.exe, it works.. so it's not the maintenance service, or anything else. Thanks!!!

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hello, the maintenance service is not yet set up to run updates in the context of a limited user account - however it is worked upon and progress is tracked in bug #711475.