|Chapter 3 - Management and Monitoring Tools|
|Monitoring and Managing Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server|
|by Mike Daugherty|
|Digital Press 2001|
Microsoft includes an RPC Ping utility on the Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server CD. This utility is used to verify that you can establish Remote Procedure Call (RPC) connectivity between the Exchange server and MAPI clients such as Outlook. It can also be used to verify that Exchange services are responding to RPC requests from clients . Even when a MAPI client has network connectivity to the server, the connection may have inadequate bandwidth or reliability to support Remote Procedure Calls. Tests done with the Ping command will not always identify these inadequate connections, but the RPC Ping utility will usually make them apparent.
To use the RPC Ping Utility, you must run Rpings.exe on the Exchange Server and Rpingc.exe on the MAPI client.