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SCCM software updates notification with VPN

Wondering why, when VPN'd in, and RDP'd into a console-session of a SCCM(2007) Windows Servers 2003 client, that the "Display Available Software Updates" popup from the system tray does not appear. (Updates have already been completely downloaded to the client).
The main difference is VPN; when I am on the local LAN of the client, I can RDP into the console and the pop up immediately appears.

I've had this issue from multiple Windows PCs (XP\Vista\Windows7) and have tried more than one version of VPN, including the latest for Win7).
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MXJaxson

8/22/2022 - Mon
stressless-IT

sounds like to have a separate GPO not linked to the default domain GPO that has those settings turned off. Check you AD and see if there is not a OU for vpn or A VPN/REMOTE policy.
MXJaxson

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No special GPOs found.
I did find this half-answer:
When I run TSADMIN, I see that I THOUGHT I was logging into a console session. Instead, the ID is anything EXCEPT #0, which is console.  So, even though I use the same parameters as usual to hit the console-RDP-session, it does NOT use the console session.  Which would explain why the pop up doesn't appear.
Now, I just need to know why I can't hit the console via VPN.
stressless-IT

run this script in the run command after you rdp to the server to access the console.
mstsc -v:"SERVERNAME" /F -console

REPLACE "SERVERNAME" with you server name no qoutes
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
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