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Mantain firefox using SCUP? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all¡¡¡

    I want to install firefox in some computers of my domain..

    The question is if i can to update firefox in the future using scup... And distributing the updates of new versions etc with scup.

    Thanks all.

    Thursday, January 27, 2011 9:34 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can use SCUP 4.5 (current version) to deploy Firefox updates. You need to create the update manually or subscribe to the Shavlik catalog (they have Firefox update) - http://www.shavlik.com/assets/docs/ds-scupdates.pdf


    Kent Agerlund | My blogs: http://blog.coretech.dk/author/kea/ and http://scug.dk/ | Twitter @Agerlund | Linkedin: /kentagerlund
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:04 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You can use SCUP 4.5 (current version) to deploy Firefox updates. You need to create the update manually or subscribe to the Shavlik catalog (they have Firefox update) - http://www.shavlik.com/assets/docs/ds-scupdates.pdf


    Kent Agerlund | My blogs: http://blog.coretech.dk/author/kea/ and http://scug.dk/ | Twitter @Agerlund | Linkedin: /kentagerlund
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:04 AM
  • Its official?The sahvlik catalog its created by microsoft?

    Why microsoft not include directly this updates in the software point of sccm?

    Thanks ¡¡¡

     

    Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:40 AM
  • Are you asking why Microsoft not releases updates to Firefox? I have no answer for that, but I don't that will ever happen :-) The Shavlik catalog is created (and updated frequently) by a vendor called Shavlik.
    Kent Agerlund | My blogs: http://blog.coretech.dk/author/kea/ and http://scug.dk/ | Twitter @Agerlund | Linkedin: /kentagerlund
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:53 AM
  • Ok...

    Its not free?' jejeje

    Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:54 AM
  • nope, there is a free eval that you can download from their website.
    Kent Agerlund | My blogs: http://blog.coretech.dk/author/kea/ and http://scug.dk/ | Twitter @Agerlund | Linkedin: /kentagerlund
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 11:12 AM
  • It's not free and it's not cheap ;-)

     


    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum/|
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 1:19 PM
  • Depends on what you mean by not cheap. Compared to 0 dollars, yes it's expensive. Compared to creating, packaging and testing your own updates for even just the Adobe titles on your own it is inexpensive. Or for even smaller shops that don't have the time to create their own, what is the cost of a breach due to one of the many, many holes in Acrobat? Cost is relative...

    I just don't want to scare anyone off before investigating all the factors. Also it really isn't that expensive, but defiantly not free. :)

    Oh, I should mention I am not associated with them in any way. I'm just a user of their product and we at not a big shop by any means...

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 2:28 PM
  • I personally think it's cheap, 3$ per machine each year for three years.

    A lot cheaper then having IT staff manually patch Flash, Firefox, Itunes, Java... that takes forever.


    Armann Jakob Palsson
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 11:06 AM
  • SCUP isn't that difficult to get working plus now Adobe release their updates into SCUP. Creating a 32 bit and 64 but package for Java is relatively straight forward (I believe Kent wrote a guide).

     

    If you don't time to pickup SCUP, then I guess pay for the Shavlik stuff. Personalyl I'd prefer to do it myself, being the update freak that I am.

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:13 AM
  • Do you guys know about any guides to update Firefox, Itunes and Java ?

     


    Armann Jakob Palsson
    Thursday, October 27, 2011 5:24 PM
  • Very old post... But...

    On my blog you can find how to update Firefox and Java, they are in russian, but you can use translate.google.com :)

    http://systemcenter4all.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/sup-firefox-scup/

    http://systemcenter4all.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/java-to-wsus/

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012 8:44 PM
  • I am now trying to maintain a Mozilla Firefox SCUP Catalog

    you can find it here

    http://scup.azurewebsites.net/

    • Proposed as answer by mrdjey Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:11 AM
    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:11 AM