This is not the first time I have seen that someone tries to solve how to install fonts on a Windows 7 machine during deployment. Most of the methods use a vbscript of some kind that creates a object on the destination folder (C:WindowsFonts) and uses the copyhere method. An Example can be seen on my colleagues post here: http://msitpros.com/?p=739
And after a little googling I found out that no one has made a “MDT” script / Application that does this. So guess what I did………. Yes, you guessed it. I made a “MDT” Font installer script based on the custom script template in MDT. Okay , so why did I do that you might ask…. The main reason is logging. When a deployment is done I get a log with all the fonts that are installed during the Deployment. And I also prefer of doing it this way.
In order to use this you create a folder under your applications in your deployment share that you can call
“ INSTALL – FONTS ”
Inside this folder you place the .WSF script I have made. Inside this folder you also create a source folder. In the source folder you place the fonts that you want to install. It looks like this:
The script can be downloaded here:
When you define it as an application in the Workbench you define it like this:
Okay so now you can add it as a normal application and it will install the fonts during the deployment. Remember to place the fonts you need inside the source folder. All logging will be done to the BDD.log and a log file called install-fonts.log. Good luck.