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Alperian
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Register fontexpertadmin.dll

Post by Alperian » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:00 am

Upon installing an update version of FontExpert v15 (2018) from v14(2016) I got this error when I tried to install a font either temporarily or permanently:

FontExpert 0x80040154 Failed to complete operation requiring administrator privileges. Make sure Font Expert is correctly installed and fontexpertadmin.dll is registered

it was fixed by clicking on "repair" upon a reinstall. Now works fine.

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Re: Register fontexpertadmin.dll

Post by admin » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:22 pm

FontExpertAdmin.dll file is used as admin object to issue tasks at UAC that require administrator permissions, such as permanent installation of a fonts or installation with copying to Winows/Fonts folder.

Typical case when this DLL may become unregistered (and not working) is if you have two versions of FontExpert installed (for example, old version and new one) and you uninstalled old version.

Solution is easy: run FontExpert setup (over existing installation) and choose "Update" option (suggested by default) or "Repair". Setup will re-register all required DLLs.

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