Scripting Question

Disable Firefox "Import Wizard"

03/09/2015 15959 views
Hey can someone help me out here.  I am having an issue trying to deploy Firefox to our Labs and classrooms.  I can push out the Front Motion Version MSI with SCCM but then every new user gets the Import Wizard.  
Here is what I have read and implemented:
[XRE] EnableProfileMigrator=false

pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0);
pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg");

lockPref("app.update.auto", false);
lockPref("app.update.enabled", false);
lockPref("app.update.service.enabled", false);
lockPref("toolkit.telemetry.prompted", true);
lockPref("browser.rights.override", true);
lockPref("browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone", "ignore");
lockPref("browser.shell.checkDefaultBrowser", false);

/* UserChrome.css for Mozilla Firefox */
/* Remove access to user interface elements that aren't suitable for application virtualization */

/* Options - Advanced - General - System Defaults */
#systemDefaultsGroup { display: none !important; }

/* Options / Advanced / Update / Firefox updates group box */
#updateApp  { display: none !important; }

/* Help - About - Check for Updates button */
#updateButton { display: none !important; }

and the install script:
SET INSTALLPATH=%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox

REM Create the Firefox answer file
ECHO [Install] > %SOURCE%\Firefox.ini
REM    InstallDirectoryName=Firefox >> "%SOURCE%\Firefox.ini"
ECHO InstallDirectoryPath=%INSTALLPATH% >> "%SOURCE%\Firefox.ini"
ECHO QuickLaunchShortcut=false >> "%SOURCE%\Firefox.ini"
ECHO DesktopShortcut=false >> "%SOURCE%\Firefox.ini"
ECHO StartMenuShortcuts=true >> "%SOURCE%\Firefox.ini"
ECHO MaintenanceService=false >> "%SOURCE%\Firefox.ini"

REM Install Firefox
rem START /WAIT "Firefox" /D "%SOURCE%" "FirefoxSetup21.exe" /INI="%SOURCE%\Firefox.ini"
REM Installed with FrontMotion Msi.
REM Configure Firefox profile defaults and preferences locking
IF NOT EXIST "%INSTALLPATH%\browser\defaults\profile\chrome" MD "%INSTALLPATH%\browser\defaults\profile\chrome"
COPY /Y %SOURCE%\userChrome.css "%INSTALLPATH%\browser\defaults\profile\chrome\userChrome.css"
IF NOT EXIST "%INSTALLPATH%\browser\defaults\preferences" MD "%INSTALLPATH%\browser\defaults\preferences"
COPY /Y %SOURCE%\local-settings.js "%INSTALLPATH%\browser\defaults\preferences\local-settings.js"
COPY /Y %SOURCE%\Mozilla.cfg "%INSTALLPATH%\Mozilla.cfg"
COPY /Y %SOURCE%\override.ini "%INSTALLPATH%\browser\override.ini"

REM Disable the Mozilla Maintenance Service to prevent updates (in the event the service is installed)
sc config MozillaMaintenance start= disabled

Every new user gets prompted to import settings.
Any Ideas?
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you wrote

[XRE] EnableProfileMigrator=false

but you have to write the EnableProfileMigrator=false in a new line.

Answered 03/09/2015 by: aragorn.2003
Red Belt

I'm pretty sure FF is going to store preferences such as "Have I run the Import Wizard" in the user's profile. I don't see any profile activity in your script.
Answered 03/09/2015 by: VBScab
Red Belt

  • the whole purpose of creating the files listed are to pre populate the user prefs or options, I normally use.. browser\defaults\preferences\User.js. That points to the Mozilla.cfg file, and that has the bit about not running the import wizard (among other things)

I tested this today, Aragorn is correct.

If I write the EnableProfileMigrator=false in a new line it works fine.


Answered 03/10/2015 by: Badger
Red Belt

I know this is old, but same across it on a Google search.

GPO - Computer Configuration / Policies / Administrative Templates / Mozilla / Firefox / Enable the Disable Profile Import
Answered 09/13/2018 by: FSU Facilities
Yellow Belt

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