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  • ClearType and GPMC

    Hi all,

    Is there anyone here that can help me enable ClearType for a certain computer group using GPMC?

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by Semnian; 8th September 2005, 14:17. Reason: Title rewrite

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    Re: ClearType and GPMC

    Apply the following registry key to the GPO for the users in question.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "FontSmoothing"="2"
    0 for no smoothing
    1 for standard smoothing
    2 for ClearType

    This will only apply to the current user. If you wish instead to apply it to the machine and any users who login use "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop".
    Last edited by ahinson; 8th September 2005, 19:58. Reason: Added option to apply it to the machine instead of a user.
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    • #3
      Re: ClearType and GPMC

      ahinson,

      Can you please be more specific? How can I edit the registry key mentioned? Where can I find it? Is there a way to create a registry template for a user group for the entire domain through the GPMC?

      Please send more info
      Thanks in advance

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      • #4
        Re: ClearType and GPMC

        From the server at my home

        Decide in advance which option to use - see the bottom. No matter which option you choose save the file(s) in "sysvol\domain\policies\OU GUID\User\scripts\Logon".

        Create the OU for the users in question in ADUC or the GPMC whichever you're confortable with. Open the GPMC if not already open, quickest way via ADUC is below.



        Within the GPMC locate the OU you created in the previous step.



        1. Right click it then click "Create and Link a GPO Here". Give it a name.
        2. Left click the GPO to select it, then in the right pane right click "Enforced" and check "enforced" on the context menu to enable it.
        3. Now in the left pane right click the GPO name given in step 1, from the context menu click edit.

        Under User Configuration->Scripts->Logon, then add a script that adds the registry key.

        Either a Batch file or VBScript.

        Batch:

        Reg.exe
        Code:
        Reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v FontSmoothing /t REG_DWORD /d 2
        Regedit.exe
        Code:
        Regedit /s \\ComputerName\ShareName\RegistryFileName.reg
        VBScript:
        Code:
        Dim WsShell, Path, Key, Value, Type
        
        Set WsShell = WScript.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
        Path = "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\"
        Key = "FontSmoothing"
        Value = "2"
        Type = "REG_DWORD"
        WsShell.RegWrite Path & Key, Value, Type
        Set  WsShell = nothing
        Last edited by ahinson; 1st November 2005, 14:58. Reason: Minor changes
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