Windows 7 Action Center Messages

Posted on 2011-10-25
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Is there any way for me to turn off the AV notifications on the Windows 7 Action Center via a GPO? Can someone point me to a link or let me kow where the setting is for the GPO? Thanks
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John Hurst earned 501 total points
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If you have AV properly installed, the messages will disappear by themselves. Check to see if that is occuring propgerly. ... Thinkpads_User
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by:Gary Coltharp
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Is your server R2? if not you may need to locate win 7 administrative templates for specific GPO settings.
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Run5k earned 498 total points
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As Thinkpads already implied, that is by design.  To the best of my knowledge, there isn't a way to turn them off via GPO or registry modifications due to security and/or anti-malware concerns.
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This ended up being a Symantec issue... It was fixed by:


Symantec is currently investigating this issue and it will be fully resolved in a future build of the product.  
To workaround the issue, run a repair on the client which will re-register the SEP 12.1 client with the Windows Action Center.

Go to the Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features
Click on Symantec Endpoint Protection
Click Change
Click Next
Choose Repair, Click next, click Install
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by:John Hurst
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Thank you and thanks for the update. I have clients with SEP V11.x (not up to V12 yet) and Action Center is not putting out any warnings with V11.x . Thanks for the heads up on V12. .... Thinkpads_User
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Agreed... thanks for the feedback!  Much like Thinkpads, I am managing Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.6 clients and it's always good to hear some feedback on the newer versions.

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