While there is a way to do this, I'm hesitant to describe how to do it. It's 100% unsupported from Microsoft, so to give you "unsupported" advice means we're entering a slippery slope together. However, one way of addressing a part of the problem is by security templates. Security templates are a "portable security knowledge" which you can create on one workstation then, if you want, walk around to the rest of your workstations and also apply. There is a good Microsoft article here about the "built in" security templates and also how to create your own and apply them as you see fit.
This was first published in January 2006