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    Fonts for staff with locked down PCs?

    How do you handle Font requests for staff?

    We're introducing SCCM for software installation, and one thing I'm trying to think about is how staff will go about asking for and installing fonts?

    I have a huge library of 13,000 fonts here and ideally I'd like to be able to have staff browse and install them. How would you do this?

    Staff won't have admin privs on their laptops any more.

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    I have only had a couple of requests for additional fonts [both from the same member of staff]

    When the request came in I copied the fonts to the station using a script and then edited the station's registry via Group Policy.

    Nothing on the scale of what you are looking at though. If I may ask: Why so many fonts?

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    Up until this summer, staff could install anything they wanted on their machines. Now I'm locking it down, I want to make it easy for them to install fonts.

    The library is just a selection we have that people can choose from.

    Those staff who use our RDS system have had to ask me for fonts since moving to that system, which has lead to monthly requests.

    So, adding teachers in will increase that anyway.

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    You can create package with the fonts in or store fonts on network share (onpy the network access account needs read access and a script to copy them to c:\windows\fonts . The package will run as the system account which will have the rights to copy the fonts. You can deploy it as avaliable. It will appear in the software center or app catalog if your using it (but you have to deploy to users not computers).

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    Unfortunately you can't install fonts just by copying them into the relevant folder any more (w7+). Plenty of scripts to add the relevant entries to the registry to "install" them though.

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    Presumably you can do it with GPP?

    Push out the font files and registry key.

    Ben

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    You can indeed

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    or make them into msi's
    or give them permissions to c:\windows fonts and the associated registry area and let them add them themselves?

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