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Posted on 2013-06-24
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I have an Excel sheet with names of servers.  I would like to go down the list, ping the server, and get the return value.

Is there a way to ping a server in VBA?
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Question by:patriotpacer
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Meir Rivkin earned 1500 total points
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using wmi:

Function sPing(sHost) As String
 
    Dim oPing As Object, oRetStatus As Object
 
    Set oPing = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}").ExecQuery _
      ("select * from Win32_PingStatus where address = '" & sHost & "'")
 
    For Each oRetStatus In oPing
        If IsNull(oRetStatus.StatusCode) Or oRetStatus.StatusCode <> 0 Then
            sPing = "Status code is " & oRetStatus.StatusCode
        Else
            sPing = "Pinging " & sHost & " with " & oRetStatus.BufferSize & " bytes of data:" & Chr(10) & Chr(10)
            sPing = sPing & "Time (ms) = " & vbTab & oRetStatus.ResponseTime & Chr(10)
            sPing = sPing & "TTL (s) = " & vbTab & vbTab & oRetStatus.ResponseTimeToLive
        End If
    Next
End Function

Sub TestPing()
    MsgBox sPing("www.microsoft.com")
End Sub

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by:patriotpacer
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Thx, Sedwig.

But it's not giving me the IP back.
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by:patriotpacer
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Wanna give you some points because you technically answered.

Thx
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