make SCNotification.exe visible on the notification bar
There is no available solution to make SCNotification.exe visible on the notification bar without manually enabling it. This is not feasible if we want to apply to large number of computers like our organization which have more than 150 000 clients. SCCM is Microsoft main product for client management, notification from SCCM should be one of the main icon on the taskbar.
There is no available workaround. The Microsoft Support team is not able to provide a script to make the changes remotely.
IMPACT TO BUSINESS:
The impact is our users are not aware of any notification from SCNotification.exe. Example, users are not aware of there is mandatory push that is going to happened because the icon is hidden in the notification bar. When it reaches the due date, software / update will be forced installed and if the computer requires reboot, the users will again not aware of the reboot notification until SCCM countdown timer pops up.
This causes a lot of complains from the users including those who are working on critical activities where they said that they were not aware of any update / push that is going to happen. This led to unnecessary downtime to our employees.
We have mission critical users and leaders who complaint about the unplanned reboot that they have to go through because they don’t see the notification. We also seen increase of tickets from our help desk coming from users who want us to stop pushing updates / software that requires reboot to their computers.
The notification area belongs to the user, and Windows doesn’t provide a programmatic way to override the default behavior of which icons will show and which will go into the overflow.
That said, pop-up notifications should continue to appear even if an icon is hidden in the overflow area. If this is not the case, I’d recommend opening a support incident for deeper investigation.