Would you like to learn how to use a group policy to configure the Mozilla Firefox browser? In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a group policy to manage the Mozilla Firefox configuration automatically on all computers in the domain.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019
• Windows 10
• Windows 7

Hardware List:

The following section presents the list of equipment used to create this Windows tutorial.

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Tutorial GPO - Configure the Mozilla Firefox

Download the latest version of the Mozilla policy template.

GPO - Firefox policy template

Extract the ZIP file.

In our example, all files were placed on the root of a directory named DOWNLOADS.

Gpo - Firefox template

Access the directory named WINDOWS and copy the file ADMX files to the Policy definitions directory.

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Access the correct language subdirectory.

Copy the ADML files to the correct language directory inside the Policy definitions.

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On the domain controller, open the group policy management tool.

Windows 2012 - Group Policy Management

Create a new group policy.

Windows 2012 - Group Policy Objects

Enter a name for the new group policy.

Windows - Add GPO

In our example, the new GPO was named: MY-GPO.

On the Group Policy Management screen, expand the folder named Group Policy Objects.

Right-click your new Group Policy Object and select the Edit option.

Windows - Edit GPO

On the group policy editor screen, expand the Computer configuration folder and locate the following item.

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Here are the Mozilla Firefox configuration options.

GPO - Firefox configuration

As an example, let's configure the default homepage of the Firefox browser.

Access the folder named Homepage and edit the configuration item named URL FOR HOME PAGE.

Gpo - Mozilla Firefox configuration

In our example, We configured a specific URL and blocked the user configuration.

GPO - Mozilla firefox

To save the group policy configuration, you need to close the Group Policy editor.

Congratulations! You have finished the GPO creation.

Tutorial GPO - Mozilla Firefox

On the Group policy management screen, you need to right-click the Organizational Unit desired and select the option to link an existent GPO.

Windows-2012-Applocker application

In our example, we are going to link the group policy named MY-GPO to the root of the domain.

GPO- tutorial linking

After applying the GPO you need to wait for 10 or 20 minutes.

During this time the GPO will be replicated to other domain controllers.

On a remote computer, verify the Firefox default homepage configuration.

Here is the Firefox configuration screen, after our configuration.

Mozilla Firefox GPO

In our example, we used a GPO to configure the Firefox default homepage.