How to Install New Fonts in Windows Server 2008?

Vivek Nayyar June 2, 2011 4

Although it is very unlikely that you will ever use Windows server 2008 to type documents. To take this discussion further it is also unlikely that you will ever add additional fonts in order to beautify your documents. However even if you want to add additional fonts to Windows server 2008 fonts library you are required to install them. Installation process of new fonts is slightly different as compared to the process followed to install any other application. Step-by-step procedure of installing a new font in Windows server 2008 is given as below:

1.       Make sure that the account you have used to logon to Windows server 2008 computer has administrative privileges.

2.       After the successful logon click on Start button and from the opened menu click on Control Panel.

3.       On the Control Panel window double-click on Fonts icon to open the new window.

4.       On the Fonts window click on File menu.

5.       From the expanded menu list click on Install New Font option.

6.       On the appeared Add Fonts box locate the font file by browsing through Folders section.

7.       Available fonts will then be displayed under List of fonts list box. Choose the appropriate font by clicking on it.

8.       Once selected, click on Install button to install the new font.

Add New Fonts

Note: Multiple fonts can be selected by clicking on the font names while pressing Ctrl key at the same time. Alternatively you can also click on Select All button to select all the fonts displayed in the list. Once multiple fonts are selected you can then click on Install button to install several fonts in a single go.


  1. D Boro February 7, 2012 at 6:18 am - Reply

    These instructions didn’t work for me as I found no File menu to install the font (Win 2008 R2) but just double clicking on the downloaded font TTF file to Open it provides an install button on the resulting window.

  2. Paul Jung February 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    After the Fonts window opens in Step 4, you should see a folder with a monogramed “A” in the lower left hand corner of the window.

    Right click on this icon and you should see a list of options, one will be Install New Font.

    Hope that this helps,


  3. D Boro February 10, 2012 at 2:26 am - Reply

    Thanks Paul.

    Yes I can see this on 2008 but they must have changed this with 2008 R2. Doesn’t appear to be a way to add from the control panel, but the double click on the TTF file method suffices.

  4. Didi May 21, 2012 at 6:05 am - Reply

    Hi D Boro, you can right click on font that you want to install then choose install..

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