to be clear, I like the 'Recent Items' feature. I do not want to turn it off. We integrate all of Office with a document management system (DMS), Interwoven's FileSite, and because of this integration we have had to turn off the Recent Items feature. If Recent Items are turned on, documents opened from the DMS will show up in the recent items of a Windows 7 start menu when hovering over Word (or Excel\PPT etc) in the Start Menu. However the integration doesn't work correctly so if a user were to click on one of those recent [DMS] items later on, something wouldn't work right (it won't open and check out correctly etc). In short, we've always needed to turn off Recent Items completely for a DMS integrated workstation.
Does anyone knows of a way to exclude a directory from being "captured" so to speak? Or perhaps to remove certain entries via script? When you open a DMS document, the file gets copied to local directory where it saves it locally as you work, until you close and it checks it back in to the DMS. I'd like to be able to exclude that local directory from recent items. So local files in My Docs and Desktop would show up in recent items, but not DMS opened documents.
Hope this makes sense. Environment includes Win 7 (32 & 64), AD 2008 R2, we use GPOs including GPPref's extensively, if you know of a way to script it that's great also.