[kwlug-disc] OT? Deploying Firefox on Windows

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Mon Mar 1 22:08:28 EST 2010


On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:08:57AM -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> > The usual way to centrally control software in the Windows world
> > uses MSI installers, either with Active Directory or a management
> > tool. Unfortunately, Mozilla releases .exe installers, not MSI ones.
> > Firefox updates so frequently that trying to deploy the software via
> > images goes out of date quickly.

There actually seems to be progress on that now.  See this bug:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=231062

Maybe for 3.7? *crosses fingers*

> > There is a company called FrontMotion which repackages Firefox as
> > .msi installers. They also release Group Policy templates (think
> > /etc, but more limited) for Firefox. You can get these for no money,
> > but the company makes its money by selling a service that builds
> > customized msi files for you that contain the extensions you want. See
> > http://www.frontmotion.com/FMFirefoxCE/ for more info.

They actually produce a vanilla MSI as well.  You can find it here:

http://www.frontmotion.com/Firefox/download_firefox.htm

We use that MSI at work.  Works great.

Cheers,

Eric



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