Solved

Hide specific items in the File Open/Save Dialog Box in Office 2010 using Group Policy or registry edits

Posted on 2011-03-02
3
2,223 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I'm trying to hide (or remove) several items displayed in the File Open/Save Dialog Box in all of the Office 2010 applications. Ideally I'd like to hide/remove the following items for a cleaner look:

* My Recent Documents
* Desktop
* My Network Places

The only items I want to keep are the "My Documents" and "My Computer" items in the File Open/Save Dialog box in all  Office 2010 applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc.) I've read many online articles and messageboards that can achieve this by using Group Policy and/or registry edits for Office 2000, Office 2003 and Office 2007.

Many of the solutions I've found pertain to Office 2007 (since there are not many articles I've been able to find for Office 2010) have not worked. Has anyone been able to successfully achieve what I"m trying to do?     Office 2010 File Open/Save Dialog Box
0
Comment
Question by:icsctech
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
__ST earned 250 total points
ID: 35023669
0
 

Author Comment

by:icsctech
ID: 35024438
This definitely steers me back in the right direction. At the beginning of this project I was looking at this policy setting in the Office 2010 AMD template in Group Policy. After reading several articles I ignored this policy setting and thought modifying the registry to simply hide the "My Recent Documents", "Desktop" and "My Network Places" items in the File Open/Save Dialog Box would be easier. Apparently in prior versions of Office modifying the registry was easy until I realized certain registry keys for these modificiations were not available for Office 2010 on the Terminal Server.

It appears that this will probably work however the only thing is that I will need to find out what the location values are for "My Documents" and "My Computer" to be entered into the "List of Approved Locations" after enabling "Activated Restricted Browsing". I will let you know how it goes after testing the "Activate Restricted Browsing" setting.

Would anyone know what the location values are for "My Documents" and "My Computer" to be entered into the "List of Approved Locations"?

I
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:__ST
__ST earned 250 total points
ID: 35033134
You mentioned Terminal Server... are these domain accounts or local accounts?  Domain accounts could vary depending on your settings, but would typically be based off of a /home share.  Since you mentioned the "My Documents" I'm assuming you are using a pre-2008/Vista system, so you could try "%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\My Documents".  

As far as "My Computer", do you really want to give your terminal server users access to that?  Usually you would want to only allow access to specific shared resources.

A good starting point for Terminal Server restrictions for 2003 can be found here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7f272fff-9a6e-40c7-b64e-7920e6ae6a0d&DisplayLang=en
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Join & Write a Comment

User Beware!  This is a rather permanent solution to removing your email from an exchange server.  The only way to truly go back is to have your exchange administrator restore your mailbox from backups.  This is usually the option of last resort.  A…
This article will guide you to convert a grid from a picture into Excel format using Microsoft OneNote and no other 3rd party application.
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on a single skill level and learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on two skill levels. Simulating Independent Sales Calls: Enter .75 into cell C2 – “skill leve…
Learn how to create and modify your own paragraph styles in Microsoft Word. This can be helpful when wanting to make consistently referenced styles throughout a document or template.

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now