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How to set firefox 15.0.1 homepage for all users

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I want to set a homepage for all users so that besides the administrator could have the same website populate. I am using version 15.0.1.

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I tried using this website:
http://www.mockbox.net/configmgr-sccm/300-firefox-set-default-home-page-for-all-users
The following steps detail how to customise an existing installation:
Create a temporary working folder (for example, create C:\TEMP\Firefox)
Create a new text file called 'override.ini' and copy in the following information:
[XRE]
EnableProfileMigrator=false
Create a new text file called 'local-settings.js' and copy in the folling information:
pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0);
pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg");
Create a new text file called 'mozilla.cfg' and copy in the following information:
//Firefox Default Settings
pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://www.google.com.au");
Copy 'override.ini' and 'mozilla.cfg' to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\
Copy 'local-settings.js' to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref
Start up Firefox and confirm the settings specified in 'mozilla.cfg' are working.
But I get a error message. and Firefox won't open after that.

cor-el
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The code looks fine to me.

Does it help if you save the files with Unix line endings (line feed %0a)?

Which error message do you get?