Can you disable the Recent Contacts feature using a policy?

IBM recently updated/published a technote Can you disable the Recent Contacts feature using a policy? explaining that this is currently being investigated. While it is true that there currently is no user interface component to disable that feature using a policy you could combine the information published in technote 1267115 and technote 1196837 to still achieve the same.

In adding a new field $PrefDisableDPABProcessing to the desktop setting and populating it with the value of “1” you effectively disable the recent contact features for all clients whose policy is enforing the desktop setting with the added field. Please follow above technotes for more details.

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