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How do I make Firefox the default browser in Terminal Services 2008

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Greetings All,

 I've set up a Terminal Services server (Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP2) and for one particular reason I need to make Firefox the default browser for all users.

I've found an old solution here on EE but no help. Was written for 2003.

as per another suggestion, I've logged in as local admin and used "Default Programs" to set Firefox as default but that didn't affect other user accounts. (Didn't really think that it would)

Does anyone know of a GPO setting or REG hack that will cause Firefox to be the default browser for all users every time they log in? One global setting?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Mike
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by:Pete Long
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put this in your login script

Option Explicit

'--------------------------------------------
' Force Default Browser
'--------------------------------------------
Dim Shell
Set Shell = CreateObject("wscript.shell")
Shell.Run ("firefox.exe -silent -setDefaultBrowser")
Set Shell = Nothing

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Thanks Pete. I don't have a separate login script for TS users at the moment but I can try setting that up.
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Thanks Pete.  you set me on the right path; though I couldn't get your script to work properly.

So here's the solution I came up with.

On the Terminal Services Server, I created a separate login script for Term server users only, using the directions here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/195461 

Then, I made my login script look like this:

c:
cd\program files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox
Firefox.exe -silent -setDefaultBrowser

Hope this helps others in the future. Thanks again for your help, Pete.
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by:1lsutigerfan
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I found a workable solution.
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Glad to help :)
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