Windows 7 Configmgr 2012 Balloon tips : Setting it more then 5 sec to display.

January 20, 2015 at 7:06 am in CM12, CM12 R2, CM12 SP1, ConfigMgr 2012, configmgr 2012 R2, ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, Portal, sccm, SCCM 2012, sccm 2012 R2, SCCM 2012 R2, SCCM 2012 SP1, Software Center by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]


The balloon tip when System Center configuration manager 2012 SP1 / R2 wants to install  your software is only shown for a few seconds. Often users complain that they can’t read the balloon tip that fast. So we have to increase the display time of the balloon.


Right click and choose New, Registry Item

Key Path: HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify
Value name: Balloontip
Value type: REG_DWORD
Value Data (dec): 00000020

Click OK and you’re all set!

This changes the display time to 20 seconds.

You can handle this with creating a Configuration Item and deploying it thru a Configuration Baseline . Below you will find the steps :

1. Create a configuration Item called “ RegSetting BalloonTip “



2. In the settings , create the regkey to check as specified above in the first section of this blog post .


3. Create the compliance Rule and enter the value you want . In this case it will be 20 seconds.


4. Save your configuration Item. Create a Configuration baseline that contains you Configuration Item and deploy it to your workstations. Make sure to select “Remediate non complaint rules when supported” in your deployment.


Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

MVP enterprise Client Management

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