?
Solved

Locking down FireFox 1.5, Dynamic Local Users

Posted on 2006-07-03
3
Medium Priority
?
1,694 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Hi Experts,

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.)

Suggestions?

0
Comment
Question by:Sebastien47136
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Rich Rumble earned 500 total points
ID: 17038277
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Sebastien47136
ID: 17046278
WetDog worked wonderfully. Thanks so much!
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Rich Rumble
ID: 17046324
No problem
-rich
0

Featured Post

2017 Webroot Threat Report

MSPs: Get the facts you need to protect your clients.
The 2017 Webroot Threat Report provides a uniquely insightful global view into the analysis and discoveries made by the Webroot® Threat Intelligence Platform to provide insights on key trends and risks as seen by our users.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many people tend to confuse the function of a virus with the one of adware, this misunderstanding of the basic of what each software is and how it operates causes users and organizations to take the wrong security measures that would protect them ag…
Our Group Policy work started with Small Business Server in 2000. Microsoft gave us an excellent OU and GPO model in subsequent SBS editions that utilized WMI filters, OU linking, and VBS scripts. These are some of experiences plus our spending a lo…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month15 days, 15 hours left to enroll

741 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question