Installing fonts on SBS connected workstations

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Karl Middleton, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. Hi NG,

    A customer wants to load a Roti font onto their workstations. Of course this
    is an afterthought getting it out to the 30 odd workstations will be painful
    if each of them has to be visited to drag and drop into the c:\windows\fonts
    directory. The workstations are Windows XP connected to SBS2003 standard.
    GPOs are used.

    Is there any other automated way to update fonts on the workstations? I
    tried a copy via the login script which, once I updated the security in GPO
    to allow non administrators, succeeded in getting the font files into
    c:\windows\fonts. However they don't show up in Word, etc.

    Anyone got any ideas?

    TIA
     
    Karl Middleton, Sep 18, 2005
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  2. Karl Middleton

    Crina Li Guest

    Hi Karl,

    Thank you for posting in SBS newsgroup.

    From the description, I understand the issue to be: you want to install a
    new font to client computers. If I have misunderstood your concerns, please
    do not hesitate to let me know.

    As I know, you can use the logon script to copy the font file to
    c:\windows\fonts of the client computers. You said you have successfully
    done so and the problem is the font is not displayed in Word. To narrow
    down the problem, would you please help me confirm the following
    information?

    1. Can you find the new font in the Notepad when you click Font on Format
    menu?
    2. If you log on as Administrator, does the issue occur?

    Thanks for your time and I look forward to your reply.

    Best regards,

    Crina Li (MSFT)

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    | From: "Karl Middleton" <>
    | Subject: Installing fonts on SBS connected workstations
    | Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 12:24:41 +1000
    | | Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs
    | |
    | Hi NG,
    |
    | A customer wants to load a Roti font onto their workstations. Of course
    this
    | is an afterthought getting it out to the 30 odd workstations will be
    painful
    | if each of them has to be visited to drag and drop into the
    c:\windows\fonts
    | directory. The workstations are Windows XP connected to SBS2003 standard.
    | GPOs are used.
    |
    | Is there any other automated way to update fonts on the workstations? I
    | tried a copy via the login script which, once I updated the security in
    GPO
    | to allow non administrators, succeeded in getting the font files into
    | c:\windows\fonts. However they don't show up in Word, etc.
    |
    | Anyone got any ideas?
    |
    | TIA
    |
    |
    |
    |
     
    Crina Li, Sep 19, 2005
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