Wednesday 4 February 2009

Selectively allow user to access fonts in Citrix Environment

We had an issue at work where we had to restrict access to certain fonts. Normally you would only install the fonts on the the PC's of the people who require access. We have a Citrix solution at work so most user log onto a random server. So we installed the fonts onto all the servers. Unfortunately everybody in the organisation had access to the fonts. We only have 5 licences for the fonts so we had to find a way of restricting the fonts to the users.

In the end the way we found to accomplish this was simply to log onto each server and go to the fonts folder (\fonts\) and set permissions on the fonts particular fonts so that the only people who had access to them were the 5 people who were licensed to use them.
Easy when you know how.

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