firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:It is possible to work around these limitations?
Yes - remove your boss. As "a fool with a tool remains a fool".
Seriously: a web development package (like Xampp) is a highly sophisticated peace of software. If someone even does not manage to (simply) follow a one or two step installation instruction (mount or link) will NEVER be able to use the software itself, due to his own limitations...
Just my two cents.