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Fringe09
 
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Post Posted November 9th, 2017, 2:47 pm

I have a user with Firefox v28x installed @ C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox.I deployed Firefox v52.4.1 ESR which installed @ C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox. Version 28x @ C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox did NOT uninstall. Version 28x is still listed under Programs and Features.

How can I deploy this version and ensure all older version are uninstalled or at least upgraded?

I also have some users that have Firefox installed @ C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox. How can I uninstall that type of a install also to ensure only one version exists?

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Post Posted November 9th, 2017, 4:29 pm

Its normal not to automatically uninstall older versions as a side effect of manually installing another version. If you are using Windows 10 go to settings (the windows store app), apps, and use it to uninstall the older versions. They will be listed as separate apps. That should not effect the existing profile.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_Firefox (needs updating for windows 10)
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/un ... r-computer

However, normally its easier to just run the existing version and tell it to check for upgrades. I assume you're not doing that (and have unchecked the checkbox to tell it to automatically check for new versions/add-ons) to delay having to run Firefox version 57 as long as possible.

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Post Posted November 9th, 2017, 4:33 pm

I need an solution that I can script as I need to push to hundreds of computers.

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Post Posted November 9th, 2017, 4:35 pm

Whatever remote deployment tool you're using to install Firefox ESR doesn't know how to uninstall older versions?

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Configuration ... nistrators (that KB article was written for Thunderbird but there is a lot of overlap)

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