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Re: IE is just as safe as FireFox
From: Antonio Vargas <windenntw () gmail com>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 10:46:54 +0100


On 15/11/2004, at 22:50, Stuart Fox ((DSL AK)) wrote:


> Can the Firefox settings be controlled centrally?
>Yes, and more flexible than IE versions zoo at user computers. Download >a Firefox ZIP (not Firefox_Setup_1.0.exe but Firefox 1.0.zip), unpack it
>to R/O share on file server, edit JS configuration files in
>.\defaults\pref and .\greprefs, then create a shortcut to firefox.exe on
> user desktops. To change FF settings, edit JS configs again. Voila!

Can the executable reside on the workstation with the settings stored on the network?  In an ideal world, you'd be able to control the settings via Group Policy (which is how you do it with IE).  I'm not sure your method is any more flexible than using Group Policy to be honest.


Thats exactly what you DON'T want. If you store the .exe on the client, then they can overwrite it with a virus and gain control more easily. Sharing read-only from a file server is the real solution.

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