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  • Hello all.  We are rolling out a new web based program that uses a thin client.  This thin client checks the server on a regular interval.  If it finds a new version of the thin client, there is an alert in the Windows 7 task bar.   The problem with this is it prompts them to install it.  But as our users do not have Admin rights, it will fail.  Is there a way (GPO perhaps, registry key?) to block just this notification?  We do not want to disable all notifications. 

    We are running Windows 7 SP1 (with a few XP pcs) and Windows 2008 R2 domain level.

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:43 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    This new version installation is pushed by server, such as SCCM. How does it dispatch this update in your domain?

    To block this notification, you can configure this setting on server. As for me, you cannot block it in thin cilent.

    To know more about how to disable notification, you can redirect to windows server forum.

    Thanks!


    Andy Altmann
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Wednesday, February 5, 2014 4:07 PM
    Sunday, January 19, 2014 7:01 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    This new version installation is pushed by server, such as SCCM. How does it dispatch this update in your domain?

    To block this notification, you can configure this setting on server. As for me, you cannot block it in thin cilent.

    To know more about how to disable notification, you can redirect to windows server forum.

    Thanks!


    Andy Altmann
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Wednesday, February 5, 2014 4:07 PM
    Sunday, January 19, 2014 7:01 AM
  • Hi,

    Go to "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons"

     From there select your application and disable all the notification from it.


    if this helped you, please mark it as answer.

    Sunday, January 19, 2014 7:53 AM
  • There is no way to modify the software and have SCCM send configuration changes after this to prevent the prompts.  We CAN disable the notification in the task bar via the 'Control Panel>Notification Area Icons.'  However we really need to set a GPO for this for just this program.  Set to 'Hide icon and notifications.'

    Could someone give insight on how to GPO this?

    Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:43 PM