Continuous Ping with Timestamp - Windows 2003

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The below code has worked nicely for me on our 2008+ servers

In windows 2003 however it doesn't show any info after the time and date? just a little rectangle

Anyone help me create the same thing but working in windows 2003?

@echo off
del pinglog.txt
for /f "tokens=*" %%A in ('ping 127.0.0.1 -n 1 ') do (echo %%A>>pinglog.txt && GOTO Ping)
:Ping
for /f "tokens=* skip=2" %%A in ('ping 127.0.0.1 -n 1 ') do (echo %date% %time% %%A>>pinglog.txt && GOTO Ping)

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oBdACommented:
Because the output of ping.exe differs. In line 5, replace the skip=2 with skip=3, and you should get what you want:
@echo off
del pinglog.txt
for /f "tokens=*" %%A in ('ping 127.0.0.1 -n 1 ') do (echo %%A>>pinglog.txt && GOTO Ping)
:Ping
for /f "tokens=* skip=3" %%A in ('ping 127.0.0.1 -n 1 ') do (echo %date% %time% %%A>>pinglog.txt && GOTO Ping)

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Edit: typo
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felixcwAuthor Commented:
Thanks for speedy perfect response, solution fixed our issue
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