Install Fonts - Standard Users
Posted on 2014-12-10
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
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENT VERSION\FONTS
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.