The Eclipse Team Etceteras projects offers free Eclipse plug-ins that ease the usage of the IDE in enterprises and teams.
Remote Workspace Preferences Plug-in
The Remote Workspace Preferences Plug-in provides functionality to import an Eclipse preference file (EPF) from a remote location accessible by HTTP. Besides that it is able to detect new or unconfigured Eclipse workspaces and a simple variable substitution mechanism allows for localization of the preferences.
Remote Project Properties Plug-in
The Remote Project Properties Plug-in provides functionality to configure projects within the workspace using a a very simple, shell script like command file. The so called Eclipse Project Configuration Script (EPCS) files are fetched over HTTP or from a local location. The commands supported include creation of directories, deletion of directories and files and a file download.