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FF 102.3.0esr doesn't update

FF 102.3.0esr (64-bit) says 'You are currently on the update channel' but doesn't update. I see 102.5.0 is available. Originally said policies managed by organization. … (read more)

FF 102.3.0esr (64-bit) says 'You are currently on the update channel' but doesn't update. I see 102.5.0 is available. Originally said policies managed by organization. Enterprises Policies. I Deleted [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla\Firefox]. Enterprises Policies now gone, but message hasn't changed nor can I update.

Asked by Norbert38 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Prefs.js file is generated in random userprofile path, need to overwrite it dynamically

Need way to overwrite prefs.js with corporate standard for kiosk like environment. Either need way to have firefox install in standard path within each user profile or h… (read more)

Need way to overwrite prefs.js with corporate standard for kiosk like environment. Either need way to have firefox install in standard path within each user profile or have firefox insert file from source. Advice ? thanks.

Asked by jon.dickens 2 years ago

Last reply by jon.dickens 1 year ago

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install firefox

im tryin to instal firefox in a firm users are non admins, and i distributing from a network server made a json file with som changes and on my test machine is lookin goo… (read more)

im tryin to instal firefox in a firm users are non admins, and i distributing from a network server made a json file with som changes and on my test machine is lookin good but on a computer in the firm is startin to act funny creatin "Firefox Privat surfning.lnk" in "C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs" dont wont that changing my homepage settings showing "https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/firefox/ " dont want that how can i fix that try to google but no help there or is it another installer for enterprises? tryed this "https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/enterprise/#download" no diffrent

Asked by svensvensson487 7 months ago

Last reply by svensvensson487 7 months ago

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Firefox ESR deployment with MDT Error: 1618

We use Microsoft MDT for computer deployment. We have been installing the Standard version of Firefox for a long time with no problem. Recently we started using AD GPO Te… (read more)

We use Microsoft MDT for computer deployment. We have been installing the Standard version of Firefox for a long time with no problem. Recently we started using AD GPO Templates to configure firefox. To be able to configure certain settings you need to be running the ESR version. I downloaded the more recent ESR version: 102.12.0esr.msi file.

When deploying machine MDT to install Mozilla firefox I keep getting this error: Application Mozilla Firefox ESR returned an unexpected return code: 1618

This is the only application having issues and this issue only came up since I change the installation file to the ESR version.

This is the install command being used in MDT: msiexec /i "Firefoxesr.msi" /qn /norestart

I am posting here and not with MDT support, as this only started happening when I changed the installation file to the ESR version. Has anybody else had a problem deploying ESR version through MDT? Any help on how to fix?

Asked by Joshua_Calais 1 year ago

Answered by Joshua_Calais 11 months ago

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Unable to Auto Update ESR 91.10 Silently Without Browser Open

I have been tasked to have our Firefox auto update without user interaction. We have a small enterprise of about 2000 or so PCs but only maybe 300 use Firefox consistentl… (read more)

I have been tasked to have our Firefox auto update without user interaction. We have a small enterprise of about 2000 or so PCs but only maybe 300 use Firefox consistently. According to the GPOs it claims that it will update even when the browser is not open. I have this working fine on Chrome and Edge. You can see my attached screenshots that my GPOs are dropping down correctly to my VM. When I open Firefox and leave it open I can see that an "updated" folder is created in the Program Files>Mozilla Firefox. If I close Firefox the updated folder disappears and and installs the latest update. Once I reopen Firefox I can see that it updated. I need this to happen without the browser being launched, closed and reopened. I went into Settings>General and noticed that my update section is missing some of the update options that I see when researching. Automatically Install Updates and When Firefox is not Running options (see screen shots) are missing from my install. I am pretty sure this is why it will not truly silently auto update. Does anyone know where those two options are controlled from and how do I get those to show on my installs?

Asked by CherishYourLife 2 years ago

Last reply by CherishYourLife 1 year ago

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Firefox Install Location/Versions

Hello, I am working to convert my Org to Firefox ESR, but in order to this I need to uninstall the per user install of Firefox. We have many users that have the Firefox.… (read more)

Hello,

I am working to convert my Org to Firefox ESR, but in order to this I need to uninstall the per user install of Firefox. We have many users that have the Firefox.exe located in their Local Appdata folder. So I need to test the uninstall of the Appdata install and then the install of ESR. But the problem is I haven't been able to get Firefox to automatically install into the appdata folder. How am I able to do this? The users who have it installed in the appdata folder are not admins on their computers. When I'm testing I've also been using a normal user account. Please let me know how I can install the exe into the appdata folder automatically without me specifically placing it there or which exe version I need to do this.

Thanks!

Asked by tmlloyd 11 months ago

Answered by tmlloyd 11 months ago

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Can I set Multi Account Containers default containers with endpoint deployment?

I am installing Firefox via microsoft endpoint, and deploying multi account containers with the OMA-URI policy for extensions. (this blog page is super helpful! https:/… (read more)

I am installing Firefox via microsoft endpoint, and deploying multi account containers with the OMA-URI policy for extensions. (this blog page is super helpful! https://securitygeneralist.blogspot.com/2019/08/auto-installing-extensions-on-firefox.html )

The extension by default has containers for Personal, Work, Banking, Shopping.

Is there a way to automatically remove that default container list as part of the install?

Even better, is there a way to create a different default containers list through Endpoint?

Thanks

Asked by Chris 1 year ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Firefox won't uninstall automatically via GPO

Hello, We have set up a GPO in our Active Directory environment for the install of Firefox which works great, however since at least version 90, we have had an issue whe… (read more)

Hello,

We have set up a GPO in our Active Directory environment for the install of Firefox which works great, however since at least version 90, we have had an issue where Firefox won't uninstall automatically when removing the computer object from the security group associated with the GPO. The box is ticked to "uninstall this application when it falls out of scope of management", which works for every other GPO we have created. The computer removes the assignment of the application, but does not then remove the application as it should.

Are you aware of this issue?

Thanks.

Asked by smc98 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Firefox ESR | Update and Download URL

Hi all, we are using Mozilla Firefox ESR in our enterprise environment. Is there a documentation which URL's Firefox uses when (Mozilla Maintenance Service) when it tr… (read more)

Hi all,

we are using Mozilla Firefox ESR in our enterprise environment.

Is there a documentation which URL's Firefox uses when (Mozilla Maintenance Service) when it tries to update his version ?

We have tried with following URL's on our Firewall:

aus.mozilla.org aus2.mozilla.org aus3.mozilla.org aus4.mozilla.org aus5.mozilla.org download.cdn.mozilla.net archive.mozilla.org ftp.mozilla.org

It is finding the new version, but when trying to download the update it fails.

Thank you for any help on this case.

Asked by oerneka 2 years ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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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 8 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 8 months ago

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ESR 91 downloads files after it is blocked

Hi Anyone experiencing an issue with Firefox 91 ESR on Win10 with blocking downloads? We have the desktop blocked with controlled folder access and a plugin loaded wh… (read more)

Hi

  Anyone experiencing an issue with Firefox 91 ESR on Win10 with blocking downloads?  We have the desktop blocked with controlled folder access and a plugin loaded which stops downloads of most file types, but when clicked on, the box appears to save the file after regardless.  The user cannot select a file location, but if they just click save it saves to the desktop anyway.  Cannot seem to stop firefox doing this. Anyone know a fix ?

Thanks,

      Jon Dickens

Asked by jon.dickens 1 year ago

Last reply by jon.dickens 1 year ago

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Firefox auto updates not working as intended

Hello, We have a vulnerability scanner in our environment that tells us when Firefox needs to be updated. We found that in order to update it, we need to go the settings… (read more)

Hello,

We have a vulnerability scanner in our environment that tells us when Firefox needs to be updated. We found that in order to update it, we need to go the settings tab and then to the updates portion of the menu to initiate the update. After this we are asked to restart. Any way to avoid this entire process?

Asked by ikhalique 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 11 months ago

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Post-installation return codes for Mozilla Firefox application.

I am deploying Mozilla Firefox using Intune. The application is deployed no problem but there is always the error in Intune portal. I was told that Mozilla Firefox has c… (read more)

I am deploying Mozilla Firefox using Intune. The application is deployed no problem but there is always the error in Intune portal. I was told that Mozilla Firefox has custom return codes to indicate post-installation behavior. That is why though the application itself is installed and works properly on the device, Intune portal does not know the status of the installation and gives the error. This error causes a lot of issues to the further application management. Dose any one knows what those codes are? Or maybe can point into the correct direction on how to get them. Thank you.

Asked by max.plokhuta 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Background Update

Nessus, Qualys, IBM Big Fix security scans constantly pick up firefox vulnerabilities. What we find is that either users have deleted the Firefox background update task o… (read more)

Nessus, Qualys, IBM Big Fix security scans constantly pick up firefox vulnerabilities. What we find is that either users have deleted the Firefox background update task or on servers, it never gets put onto the task scheduler. All other browsers have a channel update in the GPO files that ensure they are kept up to date and never show up in our scans. When will firefox put out similar channel GPOs and quit relying on the differently named task that we can't put into a group policy task scheduler, but constantly find firefox vulnerabilities from users that have deleted it so that group policy does not take effect.

Asked by bruce92 1 year ago

Last reply by bruce92 1 year ago

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Removing Firefox

We have put user and computer startup scripts to detect and delete firefox from our enterprise customers. Firefox cannot be kept SAFe through InfoSec. InfoSec and SAFe r… (read more)

We have put user and computer startup scripts to detect and delete firefox from our enterprise customers. Firefox cannot be kept SAFe through InfoSec.

InfoSec and SAFe require the business be in charge of security which is what our customers understand. They constantly find firefox out of date and vulnerable. We have tried over and over to use the firefox admx files to force background update both at the computer and user OUs but find that users can uncheck the box and it remains vulnerable and out of compliance. Edge and Chrome can be controlled by the business (not end user) through group policy and kept up to date and we never find either out of date by implementing our policies.

Firefox constantly tells end users how to check the boxes and no group policy can enforce them as we don't see the registry updated even though we even put a registry patch in, firefox is still in the control of the end user and not SAFe. If you don't know what I mean by SAFe, check this out.

https://www.scaledagileframework.com/devops/

Asked by bruce92 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

Azure Virtual Desktop

Hello, We have a client using Azure Virtual Desktops. Most of the users prefer to use Firefox. We are having an issue that anytime we update Firefox and reimage the vi… (read more)

Hello,

We have a client using Azure Virtual Desktops. Most of the users prefer to use Firefox. We are having an issue that anytime we update Firefox and reimage the virtual hosts. When the users login they get a new Firefox profile. We have to remote in and copy their old profile data to the new profile.

Is there a better way for us to handle Firefox and profiling in and Azure Virtual Desktop deployment?

Asked by jbrady6 1 month ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 month ago

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 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

I am working for an Organization.

HI Team, I am working for an organization, members have different versions installed and need help to uninstall the Firefox completely, Member able to see the applicatio… (read more)

HI Team,

I am working for an organization, members have different versions installed and need help to uninstall the Firefox completely, Member able to see the application installed in Apps and features and but files do not exist in program files or program files x86, please someone please contact me for my queries [removed phone# from support forum]. my email id [edited] @gmail.com

The script is not removing the application

IF EXIST "%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\" ( "%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\uninstall\helper.exe" /s )

IF EXIST "%Program Files (x86)%\Mozilla Firefox\" ( "%Program Files (x86)%\Mozilla Firefox\uninstall\helper.exe" /s )

Asked by siji monish karial 4 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 4 months ago