Pinging the exchange server

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Exchange errors
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Whe4n I ping the exchange server, it is replying back with an ip address, however it is a random IP address and not the exchange server address. Unable to get emails through outlook/exchange. Please help. What is causing this?
ASKED: October 30, 2008  4:11 PM
UPDATED: November 3, 2008  1:37 PM

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So, you are saying you ping the Exchange server by name and a different IP address is returned each time? What happens if you go to a cmd window and

nslookup
set type=all
<enter Exchange server name>

What information gets returned? If more than one address gets returned then it is possible that there may be some kind of load balancing happening. The other thing to check if you have administrative access on the Exchange server is if the NIC tcp/ip settings are for dynamic IP addressing or static. It should be set for static and the correct default gateway set.

You should also check your IP settings to be sure that you have the correct DNS server settings and appropriate gateway settings.

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  • Jonhnathan
    How many IP address on your Exchange `s NIC does it have ? could you resolve the domain name by nslookup command ? try to use these flowing commands:
    nslookup
    >set type=mx
    >your domain name here.
    or you can test with the ipconfig /all on the Exchange server first to identify with right ip.
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