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GPO - Windows 7 Start Menu program list

Posted on 2010-09-17
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How do I disable the option to
1. Store and display recently opened programs in the start menu
2. Store and display recently opened items in the Start Menu and the Taskbar

I would like to control this via GPO.
Regards

We're running a 2003 domain.
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in your group policy editor, click on user configuration, policies, administrative templates, start menu and taskbar.  There are tons of things you can control from within there.
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First you have to have the Group Policy Manager installed on a Windows 7 computer.
>Open Group Policy manager
>Select the OU of users you want to enforce this on
>Create and Link a New GPO
>Expand Preferences
>Expand Administrative Templates
>Expand Start Menu and Taskbar
>Enable "Remove Frequent Programs list from start menu
>Enable "Do not keep a history of recently opened documents.
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*Instructions above start under User Configuration, btw.
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*Oh and "preferences" should be "Policies"
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Thanks jhill777 that's taken care of option 2.
What about option 1?
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The second to last line of the solution above should take care of option 1 as well.  
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