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

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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.

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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 “

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

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

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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.

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Hope it Helps ,

Kenny Buntinx

MVP enterprise Client Management