Suppress SCCM Task Sequence Notifications

In this post, you will learn how to suppress SCCM Task Sequence Notifications. When you deploy the task sequence, especially the upgrade task sequence to client computers. In some scenarios, you don’t want the user to notify the task sequence is available for the deployment, which generally popped a window to show you a notification when the task sequence is available with Software Center.

Here you can see when the task sequence is targeted to the client computers, A built-in toast notification pop-up with the message “New software is available“. Clicking on the message will redirect you to the install task sequence from the software center. When you suppress the notifications for the task sequence, the new software is available to toast notification is hidden on client computers.

SCCM Software Center - New software is available
SCCM Software Center – New software is available

You can also configure task sequence properties of non-OS task sequences (The TS, which doesn’t contain any Operating System) or stand-alone task sequences and make them high-impact. If you want to deploy the high impact task sequence, Make sure you don’t check Suppress task sequence notifications, you will never get those popups you want. You can read more details, Create a Custom Software Center User Notification

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Suppress SCCM Task Sequence Notifications

Let’s see the following steps to suppress task sequence notifications in SCCM

  • In the Configuration Manager console, go to the Software Library workspace, expand Operating Systems, and select Task Sequences.
  • Select an existing task sequence from the task sequence list that you have deployed and select Properties.
SCCM Task Sequence - Suppress SCCM Task Sequence Notifications
SCCM Task Sequence – Suppress SCCM Task Sequence Notifications
  • In Task Sequence properties, Move to the Advanced tab to configure the behavior of the task sequence.
  • Check the option Suppress task sequence notifications, By default, this option is disabled. Click Apply and Ok to save the changes done to the task sequence.

Suppress task sequence notifications – Select this option to hide the New Software is available toast notification. You still see the New software icon from Software Center in the notification area. By default, this option is disabled.

Enabled - Suppress task sequence notifications
Enabled – Suppress task sequence notifications

Once you done, you will think what will be the impact of suppress SCCM task sequence notifications. Users will not encounter with an popup message. However you still visit to software center and check the available deployed task sequence.

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Note: You can follow the steps described above, uncheck the option, refresh the deployment. If you do not want to hide the task sequence notifications.

SCCM Software Center - Suppress SCCM Task Sequence Notifications
SCCM Software Center – Suppress SCCM Task Sequence Notifications

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About Author -> Jitesh has over 5 years of working experience in the IT Industry. He writes and shares his experiences related to Microsoft device management technologies and IT Infrastructure management. His primary focus area is Windows 10, Windows 11 Deployment solution with Configuration ManagerMicrosoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and Microsoft Intune.

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