After installing a new font in Windows, the font is only available outside your session after a restart. Is there some way to force Windows to recheck the fonts folder without a restart? My production servers are 24/7 and I'd rather not have to restart them every time I add or change a custom made font.
The font cache is located in the %systemroot%\system32 folder, Fntcache.dat file.
If you're in a similar situation, but can afford a restart, you so need to delete c:\windows\system32\fntcache.dat file. It will then be regenerated at next reboot.
If not, a way to force the fntcache.dat regeneration should be investigated. You maybe have find a case for a suggestion request. Servers windows products suggestions are welcome could be given at the following URL: http://connect.microsoft.com/directory/windows/