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Is there an easy way to network deploy fonts with Windows Server 2003 and a Windows XP client base?

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If you use Active Directory you could build an MSI for the fonts and deploy via GPO.

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+1 - I've done that many times for the hundreds of fonts that get installed each year in the yearbook classroom at the high school I support. –  Evan Anderson Aug 11 '09 at 15:23

The easy, but hack way, to do this, is to add a copy command to the login script for everyone that needs the font.

Something along the lines of:

net use y: \\server032\fontshare
copy y:\arial.ttf C:\Windows\Fonts
net use /delete y:

Yeah, it's truly a hack way to do it, but it should work in theory.

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SMS/SCOM is your friend.

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