Apply font smoothing via Group Policy

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6 Responses

  1. ABC says:

    Doesn’t work, just appears as a folder

  2. Lewis says:

    Select Administrative Templates from the list then click the View menu > Filtering.
    De-select the “Only show policy settings that can be fully managed.” option.
    Click OK

    You should now be able to see the admin template and edit its settings. Don’t forget that this Administrative template will tattoo the registry with this setting, it is not automatically removed if you remove the user or computer account from the OU to which you are applying the Group policy that contains this Admin Template. The same rule applies if you are removing the Administrative Template from the Group Policy. You must set it back to the null option before removing the template from the policy, or the user/computer account from the OU to which the policy is applied.

    – Lewis

  3. ABC says:

    Ahh, gotcha. Brilliant stuff, this has been driving me mad, thanks very much for the help (and blisteringly fast response I might add!)


  4. Lewis says:

    No probs. Take a look at for other useful Admin Templates 🙂

  5. Jeevan says:

    Hello Sir,
    I am trying to use this ADM. I am getting erros when adding templet. Can you please go step by step?

    EDIT: Hi Jeevan, open the GPO you wish to add the template to. Expand User Configuration > Policies > Administratve Templates. Right-click Administrative Templates and select Add/Remove Templates… Click Add… select the (appropriately named) ADM template and then click OK twice.

    Ensure that the ADM template as obtained from here is correct. (I’ve tidied up the posting a bit so you can re-copy it with confidence)


  6. Paris says:

    Thanks for this , these are the registry locations for anyone that is interested

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ;Default Cleartype Smooth Fonts
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl Paneldesktop]
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ;Default Cleartype Smooth Fonts
    [HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTControl Paneldesktop]

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