Can you create an import/export to xml routine for folder connections? When a new installation of ArcGIS Desktop is implemented, the user has to recreate the folder connections. If your agency has a number of folder connections it's a chore as well as IT updating servers and then a new UNC path is updated.
This way an administrator can create and maintain custom folder connection xml files for multiple departments/divisions.
Bottom line... send the user the xml file and then they import the xml file into ArcCatalog.