Archives For Windows 7

When deploying a package that installs fonts (a simple MSI installation in our case) via SCCM, the user that is logged on to the computer when the MSI is installed will not be able to use these new fonts until they log out and log back on. Read on for my explanation and solution…

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Launching a process that the currently logged on user can see on their desktop session (and interact with) from a Windows service is a popular topic – and there are a wide variety of answers out there when someone asks how to do this, some people say it is not even possible on Windows Vista or Windows 7. Turns out it is actually very easy…

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Just a quick post to explain how to fix an annoying issue I ran into today when trying to install some font files (.FON extension) as part of a visual studio 2010 setup project. I thought it would be a simple case of adding the fonts to the C:\Windows\Fonts directory and setting the register property of the FON files to vsdrfFont but when I tried this I just got an error during install saying something like “failed to register font. ensure you have permission” etc etc.

 

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One of our support clients is just starting to test Windows 7 in their business network and have already come up against a few issues with legacy applications, which we were expecting, but one problem we did not predict was standard users not being able to add network printers from the print server… However we have now resolved this so I thought I would share the solution for anyone else having the same problem.

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