Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Server Ping 1.44

A very small update to fix an issue with Windows 7 where the gadget would appear off the screen when opened.

Server Ping Download


Anonymous said...

Great gadget
thank you

but I think I have found a little bug.
I'm using standard version with 5 ping target
one of them never repond but for sure is alive so after some tests I understood that the IP address is long :-).
the IP is
if I clic on the gadget on the this target I see that the first time the gadget try to ping and of course no one answer.
for your reference the old version, I' don't know version number, work well

anyway thank you

Law James said...


I'm afraid I can't reproduce this issue. I just tried what you described with that IP address and it didn't cut it off. There shouldn't be any length limits anyway as you can ping much longer domain names.

Maybe try a domain/hostname instead?

Anonymous said...


OK after some other test I found that the issue come only on Win 7 (x64)
on Win 7 (x86) and Vista (x86) all work well

Law James said...

Very odd, I use Win7 X64 and have no issue. Sorry I can't be more help.

Martin Poetschik said...


I have a problem with this gadget at my Vista Sidebar.
After a Windows Vista SP2 system restore it is not working properly.
This software is initiating a java script command ping to certain hosts (funktion ping()).
This command not running properly.
As a result I can not see anything else then 5 red dots on a blank user interface.

Unsuccesfull actions done:
- replacing and reregistering sidebar dlls (regsvr32 ...dll)
- reinstalling server ping in older version
- shutdown of the firewall
- shutdown of the virus scanner
- deleting sidebar *.ini at VerzeichnisC://Programme/Windows Sidebar.

So what can I do to reanable this for me very importand Gadget?

Best regards Martin

Law James said...

I'm guessing something went wrong with the Windows scripting host, I can't help more than that though I'm afraid.

Martin Poetschik said...

Yep! That was the problem.
I regegistered the vbscript.dll dll and the problem was gone!

Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

I was curious what you did to fix your gadget appearing off the screen when opened. I'm having the same problem with a gadget I'm making and haven't found any other mention of this issue except in your blog. Thanks.

Martin Poetschik said...

I regegistered the vbscript.dll dll and the problem was gone!

Command Line:
regsvr32 vbscript.dll


Law James said...

I think I just had to explicitly set the width/height of the main body of the gadget to stop it appearing off the screen, I'm not sure though.

Anonymous said...

Thanks alot! Specifying the body height and width fixed the issue with the gadget starting up partially off the screen.

Anonymous said...

Where has the download link gone, appears to be dead?

L. Sundström said...

Really great little gadget, now I can keep track of my kids computers! Neat compact presentation.

I would like to have a setting such that a terminal window does not open when I click on the gadget. Could that be solved?

Optimist said...

I purchased the Pro version last week having used the free version previously.

I'm very pleased with it but I have a problem with losing some of the settigs when I log off.

Last week, I logged back in to my machine and lost the settings 1 to 4(I think) today it has happened again I have lost settings 10 to 14 and No 15 has revrted to a previous IP address.

I'm using Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

It would be very useful if you could point me to where the settings are stored.

Thanks for the gadget.

Law James said...

Optimist, they are located in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets

with a filename of ServerPingPersistentSettings.txt

Hope that helps

Optimist said...

Thanks for that James

I've just lost some more settings when my system crashed.

I did notice that the pingnames in the settings file were not in numeric order.

I've now restored my settings and taken a backup so I'll keep an eye on it.

Thanks for your help.

Unknown said...

Just started using the 5 site free version. This is exactly what I was looking for. My wife keeps complaining that "The Internet is down", now I can look and quickly see the status. Thanks!

The interface would be much cleaner if the RTT values were right justified instead of one space to the right of the name. Then, if the site went down, just turn the whole line red without the "LED" showing up.

Law James said...

I thought I fixed that but it looks like I only did it on the Pro version. I'll put it on the task list to add it to the free version but it will probably be a while.

yuda s said...

thank you for the info.

Rio Wong said...

Hi there, thanks for your gadget. May I ask if you could shrink the height of the gadget? It's because I ping only two sites. The rest of the spaces are empty and occupy the precious Gadget spaces. Thanks! :)

edisonvander said...

amigos eu preciso de colocar mais ips, tem alguma versao que de para fazer isso?
email:[email protected]

Juandre said...

Server Ping Pro gadget works perfectly, even on Windows 8 with a few tweaks to get the gadget function working on Windows 8 since it's not actually supported.

Thanks for this great tool, it works great in my environment.

harga ponsel said...

anybody can tell me, what the meaning of ping?

Unknown said...

As a verb, ping means "to get the attention of" or "to check for the presence of" another party online. The computer acronym (for Packet Internet or Inter-Network Groper) was contrived to match the submariners' term for the sound of a returned sonar pulse.