If this is not in a AD (Active Directory) environment (ie Domain), just a group of workstations, you can still write a script to log into the network shares. All units have to be running Windows 7 Pro. It is easier to do in a Domain, and using a NAS for the folders, or using a Linux Samba server as your Network Shares server.
Really need more information on the network (how many workstations, domain environment or just a work group. Where are the share folders coming from (each computer, or a dedicated server). What type of router & switch are you using (manufacturer & model# of that equipment), how are you connecting the computers to the router & switch (wired or wireless), are you using any type of security software (ie McAfee Internet Security, or Norton), a Proxy.
Really need more info. If you want a good site to go over Windows networking, go to http://www.ez.lan.net. For writing a script to log into the shares, see the following on how to write logon scripts. Was originally written for WindowsNT, but it gives you the general idea. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc750843.aspx Also see http://ptihosting.com/blog/it-blog/red-x-on-mapped-drive-in-windows-7-and-windows-vista-solved/
Edited by Greg62702, 06 February 2014 - 10:33 PM.