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HOWTO Firefox 0.9.3 unattended

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I have found some silent howto's for install firefox unattende, but

not any was pleased for me.

here my way to implement the firefox solution.

1.

Download any Firefox (with installer) version like

"FirefoxSetup-0.9_en.exe" or "firefox-0.9.3-win32-deDE-installer.exe"

2.

start a new Explorer Window and go to your

Documents and Settings\<username>\Local settings\Temp

directory.

scroll down to the end of the Directory!

3.

start the firefox setup (with an other explorer window ;-) )

and stop on the first screen!

4.

now go back to the explorer which is shown you Temp directory

you can now see a new (temp) directory named like "7zS38E.tmp"

5.

copy the content of that firefox temp dir to you unattended aplic. directory

6.

close firefox setup (cancel)

7.

download the Mozilla installer an extract and copy the setup.exe like the same way on steps 2 - 5 with the mozilla installer and overwrite the firefox setup.exe file only with the Mozilla-setup.exe one

(copy an overwrite only the setup.exe!)

8.

now use this link in any of your cmd files:

start /wait %systemdrive%\install\Applications\Firefox\setup.exe -ms -ira

that's all

excuse my bad english :)

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or..

install firefox on a normal machine all the way..

copy C:\program files\mozilla firefox [folder] to $OEM$\$progs\(paste firefox folder here)

next download the "shortcut.exe" file (i think u can get it from http://uattended.msfn.org

in your command file run that 2 put icons in the appropriate places.. i wont go into detail about this step cuz u can figure it out :)

regards

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any easier way?

EDIT: NVM, saw second method.

EDIT2: *curses own forgetting to refresh in around half an hour or so :)

Edited by nolookingca

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I was going thru a lot before to get it installed nicely too :)

Editing the .ini files (and the next time you can't remember for sur what excatly you had to change), AutoIt scripts, ... Then plugins and all..

I now do like MCT does, with the exception that I xcopy the shortcuts from the install disk instead of creating new ones. It's easy to make you disc install the software, then mass xcopy icons for all these apps like that, with the entire tree structure.

Anyways, I've basically given up even considering installing it in any other ways.

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I believe I posted about this sometime ago.....the whole switching EXE's.....

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After installing Firefox and setting up my extensions and other settings, I 7zipped the Firefox directory and my profile directory and exported the Software\Mozilla keys from the registry. During setup, I just extract everything back to the proper place. When I launch Firefox, all my settings and extensions are intact. The only thing I left out was the Cache in the profile directory although I did include an empty folder named Cache in my archive.

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That's very close to what I do.

I also add the unsinstall info to the registry via a .reg file

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Mozilla Firefox (0.9.3)]
"DisplayName"="Mozilla Firefox (0.9.3)"
"UninstallString"="C:\\WINDOWS\\UninstallFirefox.exe /ua \"0.9.3 (en)\""
"DisplayIcon"="C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe,0"
"DisplayVersion"="0.9.3 (en)"
"Comment"="The Browser, Reloaded."
"InstallLocation"="C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox"
"NoModify"="1"
"NoRepair"="1"
"Publisher"="Mozilla"
"URLInfoAbout"="http://www.mozilla.org/"
"URLUpdateInfo"="http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/"

and i also recopy the UninstallFirefox.exe to %systemroot%.

I find it important to have the uninstall information in there :D

I customize my firefox (settings, various search plugins, web developper toolbar, checky, adblock, needle search, ...) before copying the main directory and app data directory as well.

Any more than that, I might as well make 2 system snapshots and repackage it all altogether as a .msi file instead (either ways you get to redo it all over again next time) :):rolleyes::D

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@Nologic this is a good search man! i'll try to redo my installation when new version of firefox goes out.

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I tried the stuff in Nologic's link, and it doesn't write uninstall information to the registry or copy Desktop/Start Menu/Quick Launch icons. Aside from those issues (and the fact that the UI looks like it's from Windows 3.1) it seems to work fine.

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I tried the stuff in Nologic's link, and it doesn't write uninstall information to the registry or copy Desktop/Start Menu/Quick Launch icons.  Aside from those issues (and the fact that the UI looks like it's from Windows 3.1) it seems to work fine.

It creates a desktop icon here as well as a start menu folder. You must have messed up.

Anyways uninstall information and all registy settings. :)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla]
@=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla]
"CurrentVersion"="1.6"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox]
@=""
"CurrentVersion"="0.9.3 (en)"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox\0.9.3 (en)]
@=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox\0.9.3 (en)\Main]
"Program Folder Path"="%AllUsersProfile%\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Mozilla Firefox\\"
"Install Directory"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox\\"
"PathToExe"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox\0.9.3 (en)\Uninstall]
"Description"="Mozilla Firefox (0.9.3)"
"Uninstall Log Folder"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox\\uninstall"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3]
"GeckoVer"="1.0.1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3\bin]
"PathToExe"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3\Extensions]
"Components"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox\\Components"
"Plugins"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox\\Plugins"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla]
@=""

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla\Mozilla]
"CurrentVersion"="1.6"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox]
@=""
"CurrentVersion"="0.9.3 (en)"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox\0.9.3 (en)]
@=""

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox\0.9.3 (en)\Main]
"Program Folder Path"="%AllUsersProfile%\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Mozilla Firefox\\"
"Install Directory"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox\\"
"PathToExe"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox\0.9.3 (en)\Setup]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox\0.9.3 (en)\Uninstall]
"Description"="Mozilla Firefox (0.9.3)"
"Uninstall Log Folder"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox\\uninstall"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3]
"GeckoVer"="1.0.1"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3\bin]
"PathToExe"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3\Extensions]
"Components"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox\\Components"
"Plugins"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox\\Plugins"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Mozilla Firefox (0.9.3)]
"DisplayName"="Mozilla Firefox (0.9.3)"
"UninstallString"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox\\uninstall\\UninstallFirefox.exe /ua \"0.9.3 (en)\""
"DisplayIcon"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe,0"
"DisplayVersion"="0.9.3 (en)"
"Comment"="The Browser, Reloaded."
"InstallLocation"="%ProgramFiles%\\Mozilla Firefox"
"NoModify"="1"
"NoRepair"="1"
"Publisher"="Mozilla"
"URLInfoAbout"="http://www.mozilla.org/"
"URLUpdateInfo"="http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/"

Only problem is that Uninstall does not delete the desktop shortcut nor the start menu folder.

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For my purposes, I only need to run FF install at the second reboot (after guirunonce). I know I need to use RunOnce, but is too lazy - you didn't hear that :P - to get the code myself. TIA

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Honestly, it's much easier to use the setup.exe from Mozilla. I just zip up all the files and during T-13 run "unzip firefox.zip" then "firefox/setup.exe -ma -ra" and I'm done.

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