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Altiris Icon Missing

Created: 22 Nov 2012 • Updated: 02 Aug 2013 | 3 comments


After running windows updates, the Altiris icon no longer shows in the system tray and needs to be manually added to the task bar.  Can anyone assist as to why this is happenning?


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David_Falcon's picture

Which icon and which version are we talking about?

consoleadmin's picture

Check the KB - TECH44034

Known Issue: Altiris Agent icon may not appear in the system tray

Article:TECH44034  |  Created: 2009-08-21  |  Updated: 2009-08-21  |  Article URL


Amit K Patel's picture
Symantec Management Platform 7.0 (all service packs and hot fixes)
The Windows icon cache is not refreshed automatically when Symantec Management Platform is installed. This is a known issue with Microsoft Windows.


You need to force Windows to update the icon cache.

You can do this from the Display Properties dialog box, as follows:

  1. In the Display Properties dialog box, in the Settings tab, make a change to either the Screen resolution setting or Color quality setting.
  2. Click Apply, and then click Yes to confirm the change.
  3. In the Settings tab, restore the original setting to undo the change that you have just made.
  4. Click Apply, and then click Yes to confirm the change.
  5. Click OK to close the Display Properties dialog box.

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Value ETK 1841146
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