[kwlug-disc] OT? Deploying Firefox on Windows
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 images goes out of date quickly.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:
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:
We use that MSI at work. Works great.
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