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Delivering Firefox 12 and toggling the layers

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You can deliver Mozilla Firefox 12 to the client computers and install this software into a new virtual layer. You create a new software resource in the Software Catalog for Mozilla Firefox 12. Then, you use Software Management Solution to create a managed delivery policy that delivers the software and then runs the Toggle layers task that you created earlier.

Before performing this task, download the Mozilla Firefox 12 setup file (Firefox Setup 12.0.exe) from the following URL:

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/12.0/win32/en-US/

This task is a step in the process for installing software into a virtual layer.

See Delivering a new version of software using Software Workspace Virtualization

To deliver Firefox 12 and toggle layers

  1. Create a new software resource for Mozilla Firefox 12.

    Use the instructions that are provided for Firefox 11, but type 12 instead of 11 where appropriate.

    See Delivering Mozilla Firefox 11 software into a virtual layer

  2. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Software.

  3. In the left pane, under Deliverable Software, click Software Releases.

  4. In the middle pane, right-click Firefox 12, and then click Actions > Managed Software Delivery.

  5. In the Managed Software Delivery Wizard, on the Select software page, under Additional delivery options, check Install this policy's software into a virtual layer.

  6. In the Layer Name box, type firefox12, and then click Next.

  7. On the Select destinations page, specify the computers to which you want to deliver Firefox 12, and then click Next.

    Symantec recommends that you first perform this task in a test environment. You can choose one of the existing targets or groups, or you can build a new resource target. For help, click the page on which you want to get more information, and then press F1.

  8. On the Schedule delivery page, specify when to check for compliance.

    For example, click Add schedule > Scheduled time, and then specify a schedule. You can specify a schedule 10 minutes ahead of the current time.

    Click Next.

    Note that by default, Symantec Management Agent requests a new configuration from Notification Server once every hour. If you set a schedule only 10 minutes ahead of the current time, you must then use the Symantec Management Agent GUI on the client computer to request configuration soon after you complete this Wizard. You can also run the managed delivery policy manually.

  9. On the Specify dependencies and updates page, configure the settings according to your needs, and then click Deliver software.

  10. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Policies.

  11. In the left pane, click Software > Managed Software Delivery > Firefox 12 - Install.

  12. On the Firefox 12 - Install page, on the Software tab, on the toolbar, click Add > Task.

  13. In the Select Task dialog box, click the Toggle layers task that you created earlier.

  14. Click OK.

    After the managed delivery policy runs, and you restart the client computer, you should see that firefox11 is disabled and firefox12 is enabled. Verify that when you launch Firefox from the Start menu, browser version 12 is launched.