Mozilla Firefox ESR 60.6.3
Mozilla FireFox
Author: Paul Cobben
Date: July 10, 2023

Repackaging tips and silent install information for Mozilla Firefox ESR 60.6.3. This App Tip provides comprehensive details for conducting a silent installation of Firefox ESR. It includes additional insights, such as user environment specifics, extra installation parameters, and repackaging tips.

About

Mozilla Firefox, or simply Firefox, is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation. It uses the Gecko rendering engine to display web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards. In November 2017, Firefox began incorporating new technology under the codename "Quantum" to promote parallelism and a more intuitive user interface. Firefox is available for Windows 7 and later versions, macOS, and Linux. Its unofficial ports are available for various Unix and Unix-like operating systems, including FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, illumos, and Solaris Unix. It is also available for Android and iOS. However, as with all other iOS web browsers, the iOS version uses the WebKit layout engine instead of Gecko due to platform requirements. An optimized version is also available on the Amazon Fire TV as one of the two main browsers available with Amazon's Silk Browser.

General Information

Vendor Information

Mozilla

Application Name

Firefox ESR

Application Version

60.6.3

Download Link

License Needed

No

Vendor Install

Installation Type

Setup.exe

Architecture

x86/x64

Application Configuration/Settings

Registry

File

AD/GPO

AAD/GPO

User Environment Data

Registry

HKCU/Software/Mozilla; HKCU/Software/mozilla.org; HKCU/Software/MozillaPlugins

File

Include: /Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/Firefox.Default; /Mozilla/Firefox; /Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles.ini, Exclude: /Mozilla/Firefox/Crash Reports; /Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/[MATCHALL]/crashes; /Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/[MATCHALL]/storage

Other

Infrastructure Dependencies

Description

ODBC

Connection Name

Driver

Parameters

Setup.exe parameters

MSI Public Properties

Installation Commands

Silent Install Command

"Firefox Setup 60.6.3esr.exe" /INI="silentinstall.ini"

Silent Uninstall Command

"%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\uninstall\helper.exe" /S

Repackaging Score

MSI

Unknown

MSIX

Unknown

App-V

Unknown

ThinApp

Unknown

Citrix App Layer

Unknown

VMWare App Volumes

Unknown

Other

Full Functional
Silent Install

Repackaging Tips

Answerfile silentinstall.ini

[Install]
; Remove the semicolon (;) to un-comment a line.
;
; The name of the directory where the application will be installed in the
; system's program files directory. The security
; context the installer is running in must have write access to the
; installation directory. Also, the directory must not exist or if it exists
; it must be a directory and not a file. If any of these conditions are not met
; the installer will abort the installation with an error level of 2. If this
; value is specified then InstallDirectoryPath will be ignored.
; InstallDirectoryName=Mozilla Firefox

; The full path to the directory to install the application. The security
; context the installer is running in must have write access to the
; installation directory. Also, the directory must not exist or if it exists
; it must be a directory and not a file. If any of these conditions are not met
; the installer will abort the installation with an error level of 2.
; InstallDirectoryPath=c:\firefox\

; By default all of the following shortcuts are created. To prevent the
; creation of a shortcut specify false for the shortcut you don't want created.

; Create a shortcut for the application in the current user's QuickLaunch
; directory.
QuickLaunchShortcut=false

; Create a shortcut for the application on the taskbar.
TaskbarShortcut=false

; Create a shortcut for the application on the desktop. This will create the
; shortcut in the All Users Desktop directory and if that fails this will
; attempt to create the shortcuts in the current user's Start Menu directory.
DesktopShortcut=false

; Create shortcuts for the application in the Start Menu. This will create the
; shortcuts in the All Users Start Menu directory and if that fails this will
; attempt to create the shortcuts in the current user's Start Menu directory.
; StartMenuShortcuts=false

; The directory name to use for the StartMenu folder (not available with
; Firefox 4.0 and above - see note below).
; note: if StartMenuShortcuts=false is specified then this will be ignored.
; StartMenuDirectoryName=Mozilla Firefox

; The MozillaMaintenance service is used for silent updates and may be used
; for other maintenance related tasks. It is an optional component.
; This option can be used in Firefox 16 or later to skip installing the service.
MaintenanceService=false

; Starts with Firefox 60, it's possible to mark all or some of the extensions
; bundled within a partner distribution as optional.
; Set this option to false to opt-out installtion of any optional extensions.
OptionalExtensions=false


Customizing Firefox Using JSON File You can set the following settings within the policies.json file:
  • Disable Automatic Application Updates
  • Disable Refresh Firefox Button
  • Disable Telemetry
  • Disable Default Browser Check
  • Disable First Run Page
  • Disable Post Update Page
  • Configure Firefox Homepage
  • Show Search
  • Hide Top Sites
  • Hide Highlights
  • Hide Pocket
  • Hide Snippets
Find Additional Policy Settings Here: https://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates
  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines: { "policies": { "DisableAppUpdate": true, "DisableProfileRefresh": true, "DisableTelemetry": true, "DontCheckDefaultBrowser": true, "OverrideFirstRunPage": "", "OverridePostUpdatePage": "", "FirefoxHome": { "Search": true, "TopSites": false, "Highlights": false, "Pocket": false, "Snippets": false, "Locked": false } } }
  • Save the file and name it: policies.json
  • Copy the policies.json file to the “%ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox\distribution” or “%ProgramFiles(x86)\%Mozilla Firefox\distribution”

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