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    installing a new font through AD

    i'm just wondering if its possible to install a new font through GP or script so word picks it up i.e c:\windows\fonts ?

    thanks

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    Re: installing a new font through AD

    There was a recent post on this where somebody has written a script to do it. have a quick search and you will find it.

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    Re: installing a new font through AD

    thanks Chris i'll have a look now

    Cheers

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    Re: installing a new font through AD

    would i be right in thinking that to install a font you mearly need to copy the .fon or .ttf file into the fonts folder... usually somthing like windows\fonts

    in which case you could make a MSI using a free msi maker like http://www.advancedinstaller.com/

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    Re: installing a new font through AD

    No I dont think its as simple as that when trying to automate installation.
    The script made by SYSMAN_MK here icludes adding information to the registry as well.

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    Re: installing a new font through AD

    When there was a font i needed i just did a "snap shot" before and after with an MSI Maker (Winstall), i copy and paste the font into the c:\windows\fonts dir. It worked for me.

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    Re: installing a new font through AD

    it definately doesn't work copying and pasteing the font into c:\windows\fonts
    as i tried that using the batch login script previous to asking on here copies it accross ok but then it doesn't register with word.

    cheers

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    Re: installing a new font through AD

    You need to reboot the machine. They'll show up after that.

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    Re: installing a new font through AD

    The problem with just copying them is that windows does not register them. They need to either be installed as normal via an admin user or copied and then accessed via an admin user to create the reg entries.

    My script copies the files and creates the reg entries at the machine startup. After a restart non admin users can see the fonts with no need for any admin logons.

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    Re: installing a new font through AD

    As I said, windows will register new fonts on boot.

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    Re: installing a new font through AD

    Not without the reg entries entered manually too.

    Just copying the file remotely and rebooting will not make the fonts availible

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    Re: installing a new font through AD

    Yes it will. WinXP scans it's fonts folder on boot.

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    Re: installing a new font through AD

    Well try it for yourself Geoff.

    Remote copy a new font to a PC. Then go and restart that PC, login and start Word. I think you will find the font is not their.

    Not until you browse to the fonts folder and open the font file.

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    Re: installing a new font through AD

    Works fine.

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