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How group policy work for browser.cache.disk.parent_directory

Some years ago I pointed my Firefox cache drive to H:\Firefox. When I updated to 68esr I set the value in the GPO to the same folder. about:config shows the preference as… (read more)

Some years ago I pointed my Firefox cache drive to H:\Firefox. When I updated to 68esr I set the value in the GPO to the same folder. about:config shows the preference as locked.

Recently I decided to move the cache folder to the same drive as the profile folder. So I edited the group policy to point to F:\users\Tanya\Firefox. Updated the group policy and opened firefox. It continued to use H:\Firefox.

So set the policy to not configured and about:config showed h:\firefox. So as a test I set the group policy to iamcountessconsuelabananahammock (Not even a valid path name). No complaints, but firefox continued to write to h:\firefox.

So it seems the only purpose of the group policy is to lock the value, and the content of the GPO is not relevant at all. Is this by design

Asked by TanyaC 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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deploy the about: config configuration on the company's computers

Hello, Please excuse my poor level in English. In my company I deploy FirefoxESR-68.12.0-fr.msi by GPO. I would like to know how to deploy a config file to modify its con… (read more)

Hello, Please excuse my poor level in English. In my company I deploy FirefoxESR-68.12.0-fr.msi by GPO. I would like to know how to deploy a config file to modify its configuration. More precisely the settings network negotiate-auth delegation-uris and network automatic-ntlm-auth trusted-uris

Thanks for your help

Asked by pierre.terme 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Roaming Profile

Hello, We have some trouble with Firefox in Windows Roaming Profiles: "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional". The sqlite-shm and sqlite-wal are shown b… (read more)

Hello,

We have some trouble with Firefox in Windows Roaming Profiles: "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional". The sqlite-shm and sqlite-wal are shown but they are fully inaccessible from CSC (client offline cache). Why does Firefox need to store this temp files in %appdata%? That's really bad design! sqlite-shm and sqlite-wal should be located in %localappdata%.

My solution is to just copy the profile folder, ignoring the inaccessible files. Then I just need to rename it to the original folder name and ff starts just fine. Does anyone know anything more to this problem? Thank you

Asked by support49 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Push out "network.negotiate-auth" settings for firefox

I need to update the following settings on multiple computers: - network.negotiate-auth.delegation-uris - network.negotiate-auth.trusted-uris Is there a way to do this… (read more)

I need to update the following settings on multiple computers:

- network.negotiate-auth.delegation-uris
- network.negotiate-auth.trusted-uris 

Is there a way to do this either via script or GPO?


I've loaded the latest ADMX controls (https://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/releases), but didn't see these particular settings in the controls.

Thank you,

Paul

Asked by pwashburn 1 year ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Firefox packaging and auto update

I am trying to package Firefox, with the browsers auto update disabled (updates are handled by the package manager, not the browser; having Firefox prompt at the user may… (read more)

I am trying to package Firefox, with the browsers auto update disabled (updates are handled by the package manager, not the browser; having Firefox prompt at the user may cause confusion). However, I haven't been able to Firefox's nagging with recent (77+) versions.

I have tried writing a policies.json file seems to have no effect. In fact, Firefox didn't even look in system directories like /etc and /lib64/firefox. Is this an Enterprise Firefox feature? Is it even possible to share a single installation of Firefox between users (having their personal prefs in their home directories, ofcourse).

Thanks in advance!

Asked by Folkert 1 year ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 1 year ago