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does Firefox 3.6 run on Windows Server 2003?

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does Firefox 3.6 run on Windows Server 2003?

Some of my school's computers recently "upgraded" to Server 2003. Firefox Portable 3.6 won't run on these machines. I watched the start up in the task manager, and both firefoxportable.exe and firefox.exe start and then close. The splash comes up, the the application just closes.

Is this something to do with Server 2003? Or did my school configure something so that certain apps won't run? The school district is full of a bunch of paranoid control-freaks, and they may have found a new way of restricting our accounts.

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I think it should run as Win2K3 is essentially a server version of XP. I don't think it is officially supported (at least not to my knowledge). You could always try running firefox.exe directly and see what happens (knowing it will run in local mode and create a local profile in APPDATA which you can them go and delete later). I'd guess it is a system-level policy preventing firefox from running.

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if it's a system-level policy...

I should be able to get around it by disabling Novell, I tried this with Novell disabled and the app doesn't work. If it is the school doing this, it's some other means, probably something built into the OS.

I'll try what you said about running firefox.exe directly.

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