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At my place of employment we have designers who have to be able to install fonts to complete their work so I have given them write access to %sysroot%\fonts and to %sysroot%\system32\FNTCACHE.DAT through GPO and they can install and use fonts fine but after a restart these fonts disappear. Anyone have any idea why?

Windows 2003 Server running AD as PDC. Windows XP clients.


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When you install fonts information also gets written to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts, so they will also need write access to that key.

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Brilliant, added that to GPO. Will test ASAP. Thanks a lot! – djk Jul 30 '09 at 16:55
Worked as intended. Many thanks. – djk Jul 31 '09 at 8:21

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