We are rolling out new laptops to my company and we are no longer setting the user as a Local Admin. Instead, the user will be a part of the "Users" group. While I am not a part of the team that dictates desktop policy, I am assisting with the roll out. One issue that some people I have set up have encountered is they are not able to delete icons on their desktop that are a part of the Public profile and thus available to all users. If I were in their shoes, this would annoy me as well. Is there any simple way to grant them this ability?
The best solution would be to configure the public profile to suit your needs. Unneeded shortcuts can be easily deleted with a batch file which is run by an admin account while the machines are being configured.