Folder redirection conflicts synchronization firefox profile

Welcome, We are implementing redirected folders in our company via Widnows Server. We are also redirecting the Appdata folder. We have offline mode enabled which means th… (read more)

Welcome, We are implementing redirected folders in our company via Widnows Server. We are also redirecting the Appdata folder. We have offline mode enabled which means that the folders are synchronised every 5 minutes. The synchronised Appdata folder has a Firefox profile which causes a lot of conflicts. Every time the folder is synced there are conflicts like "Both versions have been updated since the last sync" or "Cannot sync now. Try again". I attach a screen shot of how much of this there is. No other applications cause such errors. Only Firefox blocks us from a large deployment. If the problem cannot be resolved we will be forced to abandon the FireFox browser altogether. Has anyone had a similar problem?

Asked by sebastian.pawlowski 4 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 months ago

Assistance Needed with Firefox Browser and Group Policy Settings

Hi there, We are currently utilizing Windows Server 2019 as our development server. To maintain security protocols, we have implemented a Group Policy to block internet … (read more)

Hi there,

We are currently utilizing Windows Server 2019 as our development server. To maintain security protocols, we have implemented a Group Policy to block internet access on this server. Initially, this configuration successfully restricted internet access on all browsers, including Firefox. However, recently we encountered an issue where internet access became available solely through the Firefox browser, posing a significant data security risk.

Upon investigation, we discovered that Firefox allows users to modify proxy settings, effectively bypassing our Group Policy restrictions. Unlike other browsers, Firefox permits users to adjust proxy settings without sufficient rights, thus overriding our established restrictions.

To mitigate this issue, we require guidance on enforcing Group Policy settings within Firefox to prevent unauthorized alterations to proxy settings and ensure internet access remains restricted. It's important to note that Firefox is exclusively utilized for development purposes on our server.

Your assistance in resolving this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Regards, Hiten

Asked by hitenj.trivedi 3 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 months ago

Deploying Firefox Developer Edition with Intune

I'm having trouble find clear directions online on how to import Firefox Developer Edition into my Intune App Catalog to deploy it to users. I was able to convert the .ex… (read more)

I'm having trouble find clear directions online on how to import Firefox Developer Edition into my Intune App Catalog to deploy it to users. I was able to convert the .exe installer into a .intunewin file but Intune won't import it for some reason. All the other directions i keep finding just direct me to creating a custom configuration policy around FireFox but it looks like it is just the basic Firefox for Enterprise.

I'm hoping to either get directed to actual directions for this or even a .msi installer for the developer edition. Does that exist?

Asked by sstroup970 1 week ago

Last reply by James 1 week ago

Profiles on RDS Windows Server 2016 - Need to create a new one almost each time

Hi, We are using Firefox Enterprise on Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop for approx 100 users. The users need very often to create a new profile when launching FireFo… (read more)

Hi,

We are using Firefox Enterprise on Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop for approx 100 users.

The users need very often to create a new profile when launching FireFox, and then loose all their bookmarks.

Is there a way to manage the profiles correctly to bypass this problem ?

Thank you for your help ! Have a nice day.

Asked by esteban.beytrison 3 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 months ago

Firefox needs updating to many machines - how do i do this easily when no internet connection?

I have a number of servers which need firefox updating They do not have internet. There is one machine that does have internet How do i get them to point to that serve… (read more)

I have a number of servers which need firefox updating They do not have internet.

There is one machine that does have internet

How do i get them to point to that server for updates?

FF should have an easy deployment console for rolling out their product.

I saw something about an MAR server however its not clear.

We just have WSUS so cant use that to update like Edge.

Asked by petesinbox 4 weeks ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 weeks ago

Disable Firefox Password Manager Completely via plist

Attempting to disable FF Password manager completely for my org via a plist. Currently have the password manager itself disabled but can't figure out how to disable the … (read more)

Attempting to disable FF Password manager completely for my org via a plist.

Currently have the password manager itself disabled but can't figure out how to disable the Auto-fill settings with previously saved passwords prior to the password manager being disabled?

Is this possible? Or is this disabled already when the password manager itself is disabled?

Currently have this set via a plist:

<key>PasswordManagerEnabled</key> <false/>

Asked by Matthew L 3 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 3 months ago

CyberArk Extension ID

I'm looking to allow the CyberArk extension for FireFox, via our GPO. I am not seeing the application ID for the extension, which is needed. I'm hoping that you folks ca… (read more)

I'm looking to allow the CyberArk extension for FireFox, via our GPO. I am not seeing the application ID for the extension, which is needed.

I'm hoping that you folks can provide that ID.

Thanks!

Asked by dlacivita 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

How to Get rid of "Firefox closed unexpectedly while starting" error window

Unattended software (kiosk) here. Sometimes (so rarely that I cannot reproduce in dev) the client sees this error screen: "Firefox closed unexpectedly while starting...… (read more)

Unattended software (kiosk) here.

Sometimes (so rarely that I cannot reproduce in dev) the client sees this error screen: "Firefox closed unexpectedly while starting..." (see image in attachment)

Sometimes when rebooting the error goes away and Firefox starts normally.

Sometimes even when rebooting the system - this vertical error screen appears, and one solution is to reinstall Firefox, but I'd like not to (if not necessary) or at least programmatically detect the issue and perform the needed actions.

QUESTIONS: How to programmatically detect (bash i.e.) that this error window is present and get rid of it properly? Or, how to (for debugging) force that screen to appear (to force that broken state)?

PS: I'm running Firefox using:

nohup firefox -P ff_custom_profile -new-instance -private-window -kiosk "$url" > /dev/null 2>&1 &

Thank you for any assistance or insight

Asked by Roko C.B. 1 month ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 month ago

How to disable welcome back notification?

Seems to be new in 122.0 because i never received that before. It asks if you want to open links with Firefox and if you do, it sets file associations for htm / html and … (read more)

Seems to be new in 122.0 because i never received that before. It asks if you want to open links with Firefox and if you do, it sets file associations for htm / html and things like that. However in a company environment i want to supress that notification

Asked by Tynth 5 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 5 months ago

Looking to customize Firefox application via Intune Plist

Looking to specify homepage, homepage button, and new tab page within Firefox on our Mac fleet. I was able to create a plist file for macs, and it was "deployed successf… (read more)

Looking to specify homepage, homepage button, and new tab page within Firefox on our Mac fleet.

I was able to create a plist file for macs, and it was "deployed successfully" according to Intune, but no changes actually happened on my test machines.

I've uploaded a redacted version of the used plist.

Anyone out there have any ideas?

Asked by jmajors50 4 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 4 months ago

Trigger Update through command line or script

Is there a way to trigger a Firefox browser update through command line or script? I need to trigger an update across a few hundered computers and I can do this, but thr… (read more)

Is there a way to trigger a Firefox browser update through command line or script? I need to trigger an update across a few hundered computers and I can do this, but through command line or script automation. What is the command line syntax to do this, if there is any?

Thank you for your help

Asked by pcdl 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Issue with Blocking Websites in Mozilla Firefox via Group Policy

We followed the links below to block internet access in Firefox browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAGYYX5hYb8 https://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/release… (read more)

We followed the links below to block internet access in Firefox browser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAGYYX5hYb8 https://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/releases

We downloaded the ADMX and ADML files. Using these files, we were able to locate Mozilla Firefox in Group Policy Management and successfully block all websites in the Firefox browser using the pattern :///*.

However, we encountered an issue with exceptions. We do not wish to block certain websites, including localhost. We attempted to use the "Exceptions to block websites" option, providing values such as ://msn.com/ to exclude specific sites. Unfortunately, this approach did not work as intended. For instance, msn.com is one of the websites we want to allow, among others and also localhost.

We require assistance with the following issue: "Exceptions to block websites" is not functioning properly within the group policy of Mozilla Firefox.

Asked by hitenj.trivedi 3 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 months ago

Group Policy Settings list with description

Hi, I would like to implement GPO settings for Firefox, and would like to review the list of the policies with description (explanation of what the policy is about and w… (read more)

Hi, I would like to implement GPO settings for Firefox, and would like to review the list of the policies with description (explanation of what the policy is about and what happens if its enabled or disabled) on a table or excel format. Is there a site or page that will give me that list?

Asked by aurel_dimaculangan 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months 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

FireFox Extension Error

I have imported the ADMX and tried to add an extension but it does not appear. So I imported the admx and this is working because I have another custom oma-uri that sets … (read more)

I have imported the ADMX and tried to add an extension but it does not appear. So I imported the admx and this is working because I have another custom oma-uri that sets the home pages.

Here is what I have for my custom oma-uri to try and get the 1password extension added to FireFox. It is coming back with an error, Any recommendations? Name: Extensions_Install OMA-URI: ./Device/Vendor/MSFT/Policy/Config/Firefox~Policy~firefox~Extensions/Extensions_Install Data Type: String Value: <enabled/> <data id=”Extensions” value=”1\https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1password-x-password-manager”/>

Asked by dj56 4 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 4 months ago

Saving passwords for specific websites GPO

Dear Forum, Maybe this has been already asked but i keep getting the quite opposite when searching. is there a way that i can save passwords, for autofill purposes, for… (read more)

Dear Forum,

Maybe this has been already asked but i keep getting the quite opposite when searching.

is there a way that i can save passwords, for autofill purposes, for specific websites in Firefox using GPO?.

I have 4 computers, that are currently deployed with Firefox and all 4 should be able to login to a specific website with a given username and password. I would like to set the username and password for them stored in the Firefox password manager and let it autofill it for them when going to the given website.

Or should i do this using the created shortcut they received, deployed to their systems using GPO?

Thank you in advanced.

Asked by cbraafhart 4 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 4 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

Extensions through GPO

Hi, I already have the admx and adml templates installed on my gpo. I would like to control or prevent the install of vpn extensions on the firefox browser. Specificall… (read more)

Hi,

I already have the admx and adml templates installed on my gpo. I would like to control or prevent the install of vpn extensions on the firefox browser.

Specifically I would like to prevent the install of all vpn extensions to the firefox browser for the users in my company. I would like them to download and install other extensions. How could I do this through modifying the json file in the extensions folder of the firefox template in my gpo.

Thanks in advance, Floyd,

Asked by fcastellino 1 month ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 month ago

Enquiry On Force Update Firefox

Does anyone possess expertise in executing a forced update for Firefox within the user's profile directory located at "AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox"? It would be advanta… (read more)

Does anyone possess expertise in executing a forced update for Firefox within the user's profile directory located at "AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox"? It would be advantageous to employ a PowerShell script for rectifying this issue. It appears that certain users are not frequently opening Firefox, thus impeding the automatic update process.

Asked by slimmonkey 2 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 months ago

Issue getting Firefox to launch for the first time, directly to a clicked link, without start page/default browser prompt

We are deploying Firefox installed via the v122 binary on Ubuntu 22.04.4 Server w/ubuntu-desktop-minimal --no-install-recommends (we need to have no-user-interaction inst… (read more)

We are deploying Firefox installed via the v122 binary on Ubuntu 22.04.4 Server w/ubuntu-desktop-minimal --no-install-recommends (we need to have no-user-interaction install). We are using an Ansible playbook to copy over and unarchive the tarball, then create a firefox/distribution folder in the install directory and copying a profiles.json file to said folder, links the install directory to the /usr/bin/local directory, and setting firefox.desktop as the system default browser.

Using the instructions from: https://mozilla.github.io/policy-templates/

What we are hoping to accomplish is the user who has never launched Firefox will click on a link in an application, which will launch Firefox and go directly to the requested page. As it stands right now, the first time a user clicks the link, it launches firefox and shows a start page. The user must then close this window, and click the link again. This brings up a "Use Firefox as the default browser" prompt, which the user must accept, but then does not display the link. The third time the user clicks the link, the requested page pops up, and works from this time out.

We would like to have this be a one-click experience for the user. Looking at the options in about:config after getting firefox to launch, it appears firefox is not getting the options from the profiles.json file. Are we missing something about placement of this file? Missing some lines? Should we be using AutoConfig instead? Thank you for any assistance!

{

   "policies": {
       "Homepage": {
           "StartPage": "none"
       },
       "Preferences": {
           "browser.shell.checkDefaultBrowser": {
               "Value": false,
               "Status": "default",
               "Type": "boolean"
           },
           "browser.shell.skipDefaultBrowserCheckOnFirstRun": {
               "Value": true,
               "Status": "default",
               "Type": "boolean"
           },
           "browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone": {
               "Value": "ignore",
               "Status": "default",
               "Type": "string"
           }
       },
       "PopupBlocking": {
           "Default": false
       },
       "DontCheckDefaultBrowser": true,
       "OverrideFirstRunPage": "",
       "OverridePostUpdatePage": ""
   }

}

Asked by JuniorDevOps 2 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 2 months ago