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I'm in the process of rolling out Outlook 2010 to all the users in our organization in our Citrix farm environment. Its going pretty smoothly except for one snagging problem. When users try to attach an item to their email the default open/insert file dialog that opens up does not show network drives in the dropdown. (It instead drops them into their redirected my documents folder) This thread here explains the problem further. I've devised a workaround for this by editing our GPO to allow the My Places bar to show on the left side of the dialog box. I have been able to effectively hide the desktop icon and my network places icon in the registry. Unfortunately, modifying the registry is done through the HKEY_CURRENT_USER branch in which the changes aren't reflected for every user. Also, there is no way to add custom places for every user as far as I can tell.

I have tried modifying the "Common File Dialog" section in the GPO but from what I can tell Office uses a different setting. Anyone know a way to effectively hide some (not all) the items in the my places bar AND add custom ones for all users?

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Please don't double post. I added an answer over at SU. If you want your question moved, next time flag down a moderator. Deleting dirty information is the bane of administration. –  surfasb Aug 1 '11 at 21:31

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