I am about to roll out a new set of OpenType fonts to all of our Windows 7 systems. Has anyone had any experience deploying fonts via the K1000 and would be willing to share any tips or processes?

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  • Did you get this figured out?

    It seems odd to me that there should be registry edits/scripting involved here.

    If I can just copy the fonts into my %windir%/fonts/ directory locally then it should be just as easy to copy the fonts there via the Kbox

    However, I haven't had luck with it yet. I've got a smallish collection of fonts I'm trying to push out (so it's a zip file). I'd rather not have to deal with doing each separately or editing registry/scripts for each one if possible.
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With a script you have to do it easily:

- You have to copy your font:% systemroot%\fonts
- Then add a value in the registry: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]

For example:

patch_of_fonts.ttf copy% systemroot%\ fonts
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts /v name_of_fonts /t REG_SZ /d name_of_font.ttf

And I think it should run without problem.
Answered 03/21/2012 by: nekkar
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I use the script from http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2008/04/25/how-can-i-install-fonts-using-a-script.aspx
Less typing over all, you just need an objFolder.CopyHere command for each font. You can have the font and script in a read only share and call the script by an 'issue dos command' script in the k1000 scripting tab with something like this: Launch “SYS\cmd.exe” with params “/C script \\location-of-script\script.vbs”
Only downside is users can cancel the font installs, so do it at night.
Answered 03/21/2012 by: Jonathan
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  • Whups, a type in there, that should be /C wscript not /C script.
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