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Persistent Mapped network drives on Mac OSX (Mavericks) with laptops?

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Newbie to Macs in a windows domain, so I have a question:

I currently have a Macbook joined to our Windows domain and have connected to our fileserver via SMB. I even placed the network share in the startup item under Login items to automatically reconnect.

Here's my question:
If the Macbook stays in our office's wireless connection, everytime it reboots, it reconnects to our fileserver, which is great. But when they are taken home, it is a different story. When powered on away from our network, there will be an error screen saying that the laptop cannot connect to the SMB shares and then there will be a button to Disconnect. If pressed, but drive mapping is gone and must be manually readded once they get back in the office.

Is there a better way for my users to automatically connect to our fileserver, while having the freedom to go in and out of the office without having to manually re-connect?

Thanks!
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