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#ConfigMgr / #SCCM :: Software Distribution Notification Issues, How to: use WBEMTEST to check client policies

Clients may not get “New Program is Available”pop-up system tray notifications in ConfigMgr even though the “Display a Notification Message”option is checked in the Admin Console.

The “New Program notification” for clients is controlled by two Policy entries, and if either is set “FALSE”then the new program pop-up will not show:

a. CCM_SoftwareDistributionClientConfig/DisplayNewProgramNotification
b. CCM_ClientAgentConfig/DisplayNewProgramNotification

The problem is that through the Admin Console it is relatively easy to get the policy into a state where DisplayNewProgramNotification becomes set to false under CCM_ClientAgentConfig even though the notification option is enabled in the UI.


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Glad to share something that I've gone through in my professional career. I've 12+ years of experience in Information Technology and since 2006 am working with SMS and then SCCM.

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