Disable Proxy In Firefox

Posted on 2009-04-03
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
I have 1000 PCs that I need to disable the proxy setting in Firefox and set them to "No Proxy".

I assume the prefs.js needs to be modified.  I have multiple Firefox profiles per PC, so it a multi-user situation per pc.

Whats the best way to go about this?
Question by:januismer
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The way to do it depends of course on the operating system you are using. On unix/linux systems a shellscript like the fillowing would do the trick. It needs to be run as root of course.

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Sorry... Windows XP SP3.

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januismer earned 0 total points
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We resolved our issue.  We settled for updating the prefs.js for the current user, our installer account and the Default user.  Here is the batch file we used to do it:

REM *** -- Find and Replace prefs.js file -- ***
REM 04/07/2009

set parent=%appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

set newfile=\\\sys\public\updates\prefs.js

cd "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles"
dir /a:d /b > c:\list.txt
for /f %%a in ('type C:\list.txt') do (
  xcopy "%newfile%" "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\%%a\" /C /H /R /Y)

cd "%USERPROFILE%"\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles"
for /F "tokens=*" %%G in ('dir "%parent%" /A:D /B') do (xcopy "%newfile%" "%parent%\%%G\" /C /H /R /Y)

cd "C:\Documents and Settings\Installer\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles"
dir /a:d /b > c:\list.txt
for /f %%a in ('type C:\list.txt') do (
  xcopy "%newfile%" "C:\Documents and Settings\Installer\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\%%a\" /C /H /R /Y)


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