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Set Firefox as default browser with GPO

Posted on 2008-10-13
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Hi,

I am trying to set Firefox as default browser, using Group Policy in Windows Server 2003, for a couple of computers with Windows XP in my domain. I have tried to google it and chek around this site, but all I can  find is how too set IE as default browser. I have also tried the "firefox.adm" template I found in a similar topic but that only let's me disable the check, not set firefox as default.

Any ideas/templates would be greatly appreciated.
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by:Dan560
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Im not sure if you can do it through a group policy, maybe writing batch script at logon might work? Not sure how to write the script so apologies if this answer is pointless...Just an idea.
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1. I havent tried using this option myself but it is there
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/gp/728.mspx?mfr=true

2.Here's the MSI installer packages for Firefox
One of the options for deploying is "Set Default browser"
It includes full instructions ...
http://www.frontmotion.com/Firefox/
This should do the trick.

3.You have a reg fix here for IE and XP http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm#IE_Default
Read inside the reg file to check you have the right path
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Thnx! :)
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