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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 re… (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 They constantly find firefox out of date and vulnerable.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can be controlled by the business (not end user) through group policy and kept up to date and we never find either out of date by implementing our policies.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 day ago

Last reply by Terry 1 day ago

Login Loop for embedded Stream Video

We have configured Windows Single Sign On to Microsoft 365 in Firefox 102.6.0esr (64-Bit). We have embedded a Video from the new Microsoft Stream on SharePoint Online int… (read more)

We have configured Windows Single Sign On to Microsoft 365 in Firefox 102.6.0esr (64-Bit).

We have embedded a Video from the new Microsoft Stream on SharePoint Online into a SharePoint 2019 onpremise Site via the provided iFrame. Here every user gets an endless Login Loop (see Screenshot).

If you open the deeplink to the video, Single Sign On works perfectly.

And this also works in Microsoft Edge, why the Microsoft support is not willing to analyse this issue further.

Do you have any ideas how to narrow down the problem?

Asked by Jens.Voigt 1 week ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 days ago

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ManagedBookmarks [JSON]

Hello, Firefox 102.6.0esr (x64) Firefox 108.2.0 (x64) after implementing the bookmarks (JSON) setting by GPO policy, it turns out that an entry for Bookmarks is created i… (read more)

Hello,

Firefox 102.6.0esr (x64) Firefox 108.2.0 (x64)

after implementing the bookmarks (JSON) setting by GPO policy, it turns out that an entry for Bookmarks is created in the registry and not ManagedBookmarks, which causes bookmarks not to appear in the bookmarks bar. When I manually rename a registry entry from Bookmarks to ManagedBookmarks, the bookmarks appear properly. Please let me know if I'm doing something wrong or if there really is a problem reported by me.

Yours sincerely Bart

Asked by bartekbrzozka 3 weeks ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 week ago

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Can no longer play media with Firefox ESR 102.x

Hello, ever since we moved endpoints from Firefox ESR 91.13 to 102.3, it has become impossible to play any media with Firefox. No video will play in youtube, for instance… (read more)

Hello, ever since we moved endpoints from Firefox ESR 91.13 to 102.3, it has become impossible to play any media with Firefox.

No video will play in youtube, for instance (it just loads endlessly as if it would start, but it doesn't).

Can't use radio websites either. Anything with a "play" button (video or sound) does nothing.

This has been tested with a clean profile, a clean install, after allowing autoplay in the settings.

Is there any info on what exactly changed between ESR 91 and 102 that might explain this ? There has been no system change, If I reinstall 91 instead it works again as usual.

No issues anywhere else on the endpoints (Edge, Windows), this is on Windows 10 if it makes any difference.

Tanks for any help on this.

Asked by OdeonFF 4 months ago

Answered by OdeonFF 3 weeks ago

Windows 10: Automatic updates by GPO fails

Hi, i'm running Firefox on +70 Windows 10 PCs in three labs in a university. I've applied a computer configuration GPO with AppAutoUpdate enabled, BackgroundAppUpdate ena… (read more)

Hi,

i'm running Firefox on +70 Windows 10 PCs in three labs in a university. I've applied a computer configuration GPO with AppAutoUpdate enabled, BackgroundAppUpdate enabled and DisableAppUpdate disabled to my PCs, but it looks like i don't get automatic updates. In my labs i see some workstations have Firefox 108.0.1, but most workstations still have Firefox 107.0.1...

As my users can switch between workstations and labs, this leads to the annoying 'older version' message box when a user worked on a PC which already got the update and later uses another PC which didn't get the update. The users are also forced to create a 'new' profile then, which is quite problematic because of the size of the roaming profiles.

Any hints?

Asked by HTW IMI 1 month ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 weeks ago

Auto Updates with Firefox ESR

I recently deployed Mozilla Firefox 102.4 ESR here in our environment expecting that when a new version is released Firefox would automatically update on clients computer… (read more)

I recently deployed Mozilla Firefox 102.4 ESR here in our environment expecting that when a new version is released Firefox would automatically update on clients computers. Well today I noticed at a new release is out but isn't automatically updating on end users workstations. Does Firefox ESR not automatically update?

Asked by thomas.williams1156 2 months ago

Last reply by thomas.williams1156 3 weeks ago

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Comment éditer la page "Délai dépassé" ou rediriger vers une page locale.

Bonjour, Je travaille dans un musée. Nous utilisons Firefox sur des pc accessibles pour le public. Comment accéder à "aboutNetErrorCodes.js" pour l'éditer. Je souhaite re… (read more)

Bonjour, Je travaille dans un musée. Nous utilisons Firefox sur des pc accessibles pour le public. Comment accéder à "aboutNetErrorCodes.js" pour l'éditer. Je souhaite remplacer le message par défaut de Firefox et rediriger vers une une page en local. Merci pour votre aide. Yves

Asked by Yves 6 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 weeks ago

Upgrade Problem

Every time you open Firefox, you will prompt old version bookmarks, history, and passwords, and you can't use them. Choose to opt out or create a new personal file. There… (read more)

Every time you open Firefox, you will prompt old version bookmarks, history, and passwords, and you can't use them. Choose to opt out or create a new personal file. There are also prompts for the upgrade, and the downgrading version is unsuccessful pls help me

Asked by yi yan 1 month ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 4 weeks 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 trie… (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 7 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 month ago

multiple users needing single profile

We have 50 workstations set up for certain jobs and the users roam as needed. Each workstation has two printers using different media. the printers are controlled by ha… (read more)

We have 50 workstations set up for certain jobs and the users roam as needed. Each workstation has two printers using different media. the printers are controlled by having two instances of Firefox with each having a user profile to use one printer or the other. In addition to printer settings we set a number of other profile settings such as silent printing etc.

Having a profile per user requires a great deal of setup work to allow different users to log in with authentication and to align the printers with the programs which will print to them.

A solution that would allow us to write a copy of a master profile to each new user via a program would be nearly perfect. Thank you,

Asked by rprefontaine 1 month ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 month ago

Disable update popup?

So we update Firefox via PatchMyPC from SCCM. We don't want to disable Firefox Updates. The issue is how do you stop the Update notification popup every time you start Fi… (read more)

So we update Firefox via PatchMyPC from SCCM. We don't want to disable Firefox Updates. The issue is how do you stop the Update notification popup every time you start Firefox. You don't have this issue on Edge and Chrome

Asked by Menesh Harji 2 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 month ago

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 2 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 months ago

How do you Disable Open previous windows and tabs via GPO

Currently we are setting our GPO to set users homepage to our intranet. The issue is in Firefox i can't see how to disable Open previous windows and tabs in the Genral Se… (read more)

Currently we are setting our GPO to set users homepage to our intranet. The issue is in Firefox i can't see how to disable Open previous windows and tabs in the Genral Settings .

Asked by Menesh Harji 2 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 months ago

Firefox ESR - Maintenance Service - UAC Prompt

I posted this previously and got zero response and the post is now archived. Hoping for better luck this time. We have rolled Firefox ESR to all of our computers. On so… (read more)

I posted this previously and got zero response and the post is now archived. Hoping for better luck this time.

We have rolled Firefox ESR to all of our computers. On some of them the Maintenance Service is working correctly and installing updates with no user interaction. On other computers, users are getting a UAC prompt to enter admin credentials to install updates. I have tried various changes that I have found across the web from Deleting the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MozillaMaintenance\Security to uninstalling and re-installing the Maintenance Service. All of the users/computers have the same policies applied via Group Policy (Application Autoupdate: Enabled and Disable Update: Disabled) and are not local admins.

Asked by bfrawley 3 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 months ago

Disable creation of private browsing shortcut

Im working on a deployment package for Mozilla Firefox 106.0.1 when launching Firefox on a brand new user it automatically creates a shortuct for private browsing. Im loo… (read more)

Im working on a deployment package for Mozilla Firefox 106.0.1 when launching Firefox on a brand new user it automatically creates a shortuct for private browsing. Im looking for a way to disable this as the package im creating is an appv package and this new shortcut installs in users profile, so it won't be uninstalled. I have searched google but cant find any hits.

We have the following for customization: Application directory\defaults\pref: localsettings.js with these settings: pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); // only needed if you do not want to obscure the content with ROT-13 pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg");

Application directory\mozilla.cfg with these settings: // Don't show WhatsNew on first run after every update pref("browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone","ignore");

// Don't show 'know your rights' on first run pref("browser.rights.3.shown", true);

// Disable Policy Notice on First Run pref("toolkit.telemetry.reportingpolicy.firstRun", false);

// Disable checkDefaultBrowser lockPref("browser.shell.checkDefaultBrowser", false);

Application directory\distribution\policies.json with the following settings: {

 "policies": {
   "DisableAppUpdate": true,

"DontCheckDefaultBrowser": true } }

Asked by Max J 3 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 months ago