I have a Windows 7 Pro user who connects to our business network which has a domain; by logging in he automatically connects to several mapped network drives associated with the domain.

However, he takes his laptop home after work and plugs in to his home network, which works fine. The next day, back at work, all the mapped drives are shown with red "X's" through them and programs run over the network won't run.

The solution is going to network and sharing, and setting the current network as "work," after which everything works again.

How can I fix this to where the network location stays the same, or intelligently discovers it has reconnected to "work" once it does?

You cannot sove it, you have to puy another one because i had this problem too and i couldn't solve it so i bought another one.

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