I've successfully deployed (via MSIs) and locked down (via GPOs) Firefox using the guides and scripts published by the Firefox Corporate Project.
I try to run it on my windows 2000 dc and it the first thing it say is that it is for installing on XP SP2 and Server 2003 sp1.....do I need to do this on my workstation and import the adm templates through the "Group Policy Management" tool....
That's correct kennysarmy
Tell me if I'm missing something here. Why are people still groaning about IE7? I've had it rolled out to over 600 pc's for ages now. I've never had a problem. And yes its use is restricted through group policy (or as the commoners call it 'locked down' sheesh). Why would people want to confuse matters (and we are talking about school kids here) by installing a second browser for people to use and go through the aggro of 'locking it down'?
"migrate to FF" - what a joke, I fell off my chair laughing! (And for anyone that tries to flame me saying 'ohhhh look at the Microsoft fanboy' you should know that firefox is my browser of choice.)
back to the topic at hand- i see no reason why people arent using IE7 already, if people get stung by the same trick again... well perhaps you should consider a career change.
I suppose what I'm trying to say is that for kids, and more so hapless teachers, things should be as simple as possible. Two browsers is going to confuse people in the School I work in, and people wouldn't use it anyway. Install virtual pc and get testing IE7.
Not all machines run IE7? I'm not sure I follow? All computers will run IE7 cos I've had Celeron 400mhz's running it. If your getting confused between 'machine' and operating system then let me clear things up for you. All 'machines' (i hope we are not including hoovers here because they are 'machines' too remember) will run IE7. The Operating System you may know as windows 2000 will not.
If you are struggling with getting IE7 working to your liking I don't mind sharing a few words of wisdom. Start a new thread and id be happy to solve all of your IE7 woes.
Well I got my finger out this afternoon and finished our roll out of IE7 - 90% of the PCs on our network already had it but 12 PCs in our Pre Prep Nursery I had not got round to.
So off I went and managed to get all done [ with updates, and flash player 9 ] in around 30 mins....
In the FF v IE7 stake, I run both - at least users have a choice that way.
I find FF easier to script around though...
There are plenty of firefox themes to make intergrate better with what users expect/want. I, for example, use the Outlook 2003 Blue theme.Great for you, I cant see any of my 1200 users being bothered to learn how to navigate with a new browser
Found this in the latest TechNet Flash Email this morning...
On February 12, 2008 Microsoft will release the Windows Internet Explorer 7 Installation and Availability update to Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Windows Internet Explorer 7 Installation and Availability Update is a complete installation package that will upgrade machines running Internet Explorer 6 to Windows Internet Explorer 7. Customers who have configured WSUS to "auto-approve" Update Rollup packages will automatically upgrade machines running Internet Explorer 6 to Windows Internet Explorer 7 after February 12, 2008 and consequently, may want to read Knowledge Base article 946202 to manage how and when this update is installed. For more on the Windows Internet Explorer 7 Installation and Availability Update, read Knowledge Base article 940767.
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