How can i prevent thunderbird updates for users

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Joined: November 5th, 2019, 5:35 am

Post Posted November 5th, 2019, 5:45 am

Then a new version of thunderbird (tb) is released, the users will be notified very soon. Often there is not enough time to test and deploy the new version before the users get the update notification. Since most users don't have admin rights, this results in help desk calls.
So the question how can i block thunderbird updates for all users?

I found this article: ... ktivieren/ but this isn't working anymore.

Has anyone an solution.

In earlier Releases this has working:
// V5.0
// Auto Config

try {

// lockPref("app.update.enabled", false);
// lockPref("", false);
pref("extensions.update.enabled", true);
pref("extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault", true);
lockPref("", false);

// disable ad for and
pref("mail.provider.enabled", false);

// Enable extensions only inside Program Files
pref("extensions.autoDisableScopes", 11);

// Don't ask to send aggregate health-data on second run
pref("toolkit.telemetry.prompted", 2);
pref("toolkit.telemetry.rejected", true);

// Mail-Server Settings
lockPref("mail.server.default.offline_download", false);
lockPref("mail.server." + serverFromAccount + ".offline_download", false);
lockPref("mail.server.default.autosync_offline_stores", false);
lockPref("mail.server." + serverFromAccount + ".autosync_offline_stores", false);

} catch(e) {
//displayError("lockedPref", e);

but now it isn't working anymore

Who has a working workflow to prevent autoupdate / userupdate of thunderbird?

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Post Posted November 5th, 2019, 8:36 am

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