Has anybody used the recently introduced Mozilla Maintenance service to keep Firefox up-to-date? If I understand it right, it seems that non-admins would be able to complete updates. Is that true?

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it should be like chrome, which updates in the background.  It is running on our staff machines and appears to work.  some machines updated themselves from 13.0 to 13.0.1 yesterday

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-mozilla-maintenance-service

Answered 06/19/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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SMal.tmcc is right,

After looking into my k1000 inventory I see machines for users who clearly do not have permissions to install programs have been updating to Firefox 12+

Getting Firefox to update consistantly thoughout a network is another thing. I have more versions of Firefox on my network than I'm comfortable with.

Answered 06/19/2012 by: Tentacle Master
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  • We went thru that and one of the other techs got the FF 13.0 push debugged and if we detect a prior version we push to them and it now looks like they should take care of themselves after that.
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I've had this work for non-admins, but the users did have special install privileges, so that might account for it. I'm currently running some tests on this, I'll let you know what happens.

Answered 06/19/2012 by: Ben M
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  • I tested this using a domain account that was very locked down (no install rights) and as an admin, using several win 7 machines. As an admin it worked great, I opened up firefox and it updated silently in the background. The update took affect after I restarted firefox . As a non-admin without install rights, I couldn't get firefox to even download the update. I tested on several machines and had no luck. I finally switched accounts on one machine to an admin account, and firefox updated immediately without complaint. I'm not sure why my results were different than what others are seeing.
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