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Installing firefox add-ons using group policy (SBS 2003)

I'm currently installing Firefox using group policy, (MSI installer).

Now i've also got some add-ons that I want default installed with firefox, but only for a certain group of users (our webdevelloppers).

I can't find out though how to do this without completely building an MSI package just for the add-ons.
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PatrickAdrichem
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Dave StringfellowIT managerCommented:
You cannot install software using GPO unless its in MSI.

MSIs are pretty easy to build:

http://searchwincomputing.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid68_gci1175396,00.html
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Marc ZCommented:
If you are not up for a MSI, then what  I would consider is shooting out a quick email with links to the exact add-ons page for the install, with a quick note about how good they are and how to install them.

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Marc ZCommented:
If PatrickAdrichem can explain his work a round (the log on script he referenced in his request)  I wouldn't object to a Refund of points and keeping this so others can learn as well.
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PatrickAdrichemAuthor Commented:
My work around is a folder on the harddrive named installations, which is filled with txt files.
for each firefox addon it has a text file (or will get one).

The logon script, which i did not want to use, checks wether the file exists, if it does its already installed, if it doesn't it boots up a home made visual basic script that runs the firefox add-on files and clicks the buttons when required. After succesfull finish the visual basic scripts then creates the add-on text file.
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Vee_ModCommented:
Closed, 250 points refunded.
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