1 Reply Latest reply on May 27, 2009 9:20 AM by phoffmann

    ping with leading zeros


      Is there a way to add or change the way IP addresses are looked at in LDMS?  Let me explain:


      I am trying to use console extender, and setting up a ping, ping by IP, and nslookup options.

      • Executable: %WINDIR%\system32\cmd.exe
      • Command Line: /k ping -a -t <Computer.Network.TCPIP.Address>


      The problem I am having is the format of the IP in landesk is

      If I open a command prompt and type "Ping -a" I receive ack from


      This is documented by Microsoft:


      Does anyone else have this issue or any ideas around it?


      Maybe, there is a way to call a LANDesk executable or utility?

        • 1. Re: ping with leading zeros
          phoffmann SupportEmployee

          ... you can always use an AutoIT file or VBScript to work around this, with your own logic (I will admit it's a bit odd that Microsoft chose to go binary with this, but oh well)? Seems an easy enough solution ...


          I.e. Launch


          MyAutoIT_Conversion.exe <IP-with-leading-0's>



          would then start a ping to the proper IP address?


          Paul Hoffmann

          LANDesk EMEA Technical Lead