This policy setting determines whether Windows is allowed to download fonts and font catalog data from an online font provider. The recommended state for this setting is: Disabled. Rationale: In an enterprise managed environment the IT department should be managing the changes to the system configuration, to ensure all changes are tested and approved. Impact: Windows will not connect to an online font provider and will only enumerate locally-installed fonts.
To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Disabled: Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Network\Fonts\Enable Font Providers Note: This Group Policy path may not exist by default. It is provided by the Group Policy template GroupPolicy.admx/adml that is included with the Microsoft Windows 10 Release 1607 & Server 2016 Administrative Templates (or newer). Default Value: Enabled. (Fonts that are included in Windows but that are not stored locally will be downloaded on demand from an online font provider.)