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How to remove "Network" from the Word 2010 "Open file" dialog

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Users are logging in to a Windows Server 2008 R2 terminal server.  When they open the "Open file" dialog in Word 2010, and click the drop-down next to "Look in:", the menu takes about 30 seconds to appear, because it is populating the "Network" list, scanning the whole domain (about 2500 PCs) and putting all of them in the drop-down.  (By the way, I've checked for any mapped drives, and the only one I have works fine.)

I don't even want the users to be able to go into "Network", so it there a way of getting rid of this option (and also the My Network Places button) from Word's "Open file" dialog.

I've managed to get rid of "Network" from Windows Explorer, by following this article...

http://www.askvg.com/how-to-remove-network-from-windows-7-explorers-navigation-pane/

...but it doesn't remove it from Word.

Is there some more reg hacking I can do to achieve this?

Thanks.
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