Install Fonts - Standard Users

Posted on 2014-12-10
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2014-12-31

We have a requirement to allow Windows 7 / Windows 8 machines on a  Server 2008 R2 Domain to be able to install Fonts as a standard user. (no admin rights).

From my testing there appears to be 3 locations the user needs write access to


This is not a problem to grant and has been done via GP. However the solution does not work due to UAC being enabled. I am not allowed to reduce UAC down or disable it, when disabled fonts can be installed by standard users.

Does anyone know of any fixes / solutions which can allow fonts to be installed which can have UAC enabled.

I have heard of other pieces of software to install it for you, but again not allowed to do that either.

Kind Regards,

Question by:BoltonWanderer
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

Joseph Moody earned 1800 total points
ID: 40491470
I've seen two ways of handling it.

1. Use an MSI to deploy the fonts - only really works when you have a large selection of fonts to add at once.
2. Let users import fonts to a folder. Then have a script that registers the font.

LVL 97

Assisted Solution

by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 200 total points
ID: 40491498
Agree with the suggestion above - use a script. I can offer you a vb script if you prefer.

Featured Post

Easily Design & Build Your Next Website

Squarespace’s all-in-one platform gives you everything you need to express yourself creatively online, whether it is with a domain, website, or online store. Get started with your free trial today, and when ready, take 10% off your first purchase with offer code 'EXPERTS'.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Scripts are great for performing batch jobs against users, however sometimes the GUI is all you need.
In this article, we will discuss how you can secure Active Directory using free tools, and how you can choose a safe and secure Active Directory security auditing tool.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to change your appearance and customize your Windows 7 interface to your unique preference. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

621 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question