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Enable management of visibility of client UI notification area (system tray) ConfigMgr-specific notifications

The default per-user setting in Windows (Vista, 7, 8.x, 10) is to automatically hide notification area (i.e. SysTray) icons of all but for a few system (native to Windows) notifications. This means that Software Center and SCEP notifications are hidden from view (they are only viewable in the 'overflow' area). These notifications are essential to providing the end-user with timely information about the status of management activities on their system - yet most end-users miss them because of unfamiliarity with how these notifications are hidden - which results in a less than ideal user experience.

ConfigMgr should provide a client setting that can optionally be enabled to expose these ConfigMgr client-specific icons (Software Center, SCEP) in the notification area automatically without user interaction. See the attached files "Current.png" for an illustration of how these icons are currently hidden in the overflow area by default, and "Suggested.png" for an illustration of how they would ideally be displayed through enabling a client setting (policy). Better-yet, enable management of all notification icons (whether they be related to the ConfigMgr client UI or not).

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