My small office environment hasn't had any IT staff before I was hired. They use a various assortment of Mac OS X computers and I've been slowly converting them to a network-based OS X Server environment. All the computers were originally set up with just the one administrator account with a blank password. Files were put just about everywhere except the Documents folder. Nobody had user accounts. It was... messy.
Now that I've started converting them to networked Standard User accounts, my boss is complaining that everyone needs access to change things in System Preferences like Date & Time or Network (we're having some DHCP hiccups). I've tried to explain that under normal circumstances they shouldn't need to access that, but she's been very insistent about it.
Is there any way, either through Workgroup Manager or hacks, to allow Standard users admin access to individual preference panes? So far the least cringe-worthy thing I can think of is to make them local admins of their computers.