Locking down FireFox 1.5, Dynamic Local Users
Posted on 2006-07-03
I've been racking my brain on this one and all the answers I'm finding are for FireFox 1.0.x which is a bit dated and more importantly...don't seem to be working.
Here is the situation. I work for a school and I'm wanting to roll out FireFox for students to us. There is a catch though. I need to lock several settings in place. Homepage, proxy settings, view passwords, etc. Heck if I could set the settings and disable the "Options" and "About:config" menus I'd be happy.
As most of you know with Dynamic Local Users when a user logs in a copy of the "default user" account is copied to make that user's account. Here's the problem I'm running into. I've got a generic account setup almost the way I like it. (Can't figure out how to lock the homepage.) I copy that profile over to the "default user" account and restart.
Presto change-o everything should be working right? Nope...for some reason the settings I made on the generic account weren't pulled over.
Group Policy make this so much easier with IE, however FireFox doesn't have a detailed enough ADM file to make GroupPolicies effective. (I'd need a bit more than 4 settings. ha...maybe down the line that area will be developed.)