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How can I set the default home page in Firefox 4 for all users that login to a PC on a Win 7 PC?

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How can I set the default home page in Firefox 4 for all users that login to a PC on a Win 7 PC?

I work at a community college in upstate NY. We use Firefox as the default browser at our institution and we have always set the default homepage to be our homepage for all users that login to the PC. We had a procedure to to that that worked with Windows XP and FF 3 or earlier

We would do the following: 1. go to: c:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\FireFox\Profiles\<profile_name>\prefs.js 2. Add the line: user_pref (“browser.startup.homepage”,”http://www.genesee.edu”); 3. Copy the Folder C:\Documents & Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla To C:\Documents & Settings\Default User\Application Data\Mozilla 4. Restart the computer

We're going to Win 7 and Firefox 4 and things seem to be different in terms of files and file structure. Does anyone know how to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: How can I set the default home page in Firefox 4 for all users that login to a PC on a Win 7 PC?

Making customisation from the default profile is generally considered poor practice and quite often doesn't work out as planned. (If you're interested in some more information on this, see here see here)


This article should help you with developing and deploying your customised Firefox 4 installation (without touching the Windows 7 default user profile):

http://mockbox.net/configmgr-sccm/174-install-and-configure-firefox-silently.html