Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Pinging computers in Active Directory in Technical; Hi all, I'm very much hoping one of you can help me with this
Its as title says, I have ...
14th May 2010, 10:03 AM #1
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14th May 2010, 10:20 AM #2
Try looking at the code for "ICTNUT's My Little Server Monitor" on here mate, we have a page setup for all our server, printers, switches, access points etc. We can easily see whats online.
14th May 2010, 10:21 AM #3
in ad users and computers go to the appropriate ou and right click export
get all the irrelevant info from the file so its just the pcnames with a blank line between
batch file in same folder as the txt file
for /f %%u in (listofcomputers.txt) do (ping %%u )
works for me not sure what use it is but it works
14th May 2010, 01:28 PM #4
If they are in differnt OU's create a new query (go to the "saved queries" folder) instaed of using the Search. You then get a list you can export to a text file.
You can then open the list in excel. Using Excel formula's you can create commmand for each PC (I use
). copy and paste your formula into a text file and then rename it a .bat file.
ping PCNAME -w 5 >> h:\pingres\pingres.txt
I run this when my updates are runing to see which PC's are on, the results are then appended to a file for me to check when I get in.
14th May 2010, 01:29 PM #5
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This is what I did and it worked perfectly
Originally Posted by Stuart_C
Thanks for yoru replys
14th May 2010, 01:30 PM #6
You can ping via hostname, but only as long as DNS is up to date and they are online.
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