I am always looking for new gadgets to add to my Vista and Windows 7 desktop. I recently ran across the server ping gadget. The great thing about this gadget is its simple and straight forward. The free version allows you to monitor up to five servers. You can specify the refresh rate and timeout limit for the ping status. The best feature like is the simple red and green traffic light system it uses. At a quick glance you can see if your servers are up or down. There is also a pro version that you can buy which will support up to twenty five servers. Check out the links below to find out more about this great gadget.
Current Download Location
Windows Live Link For Server Ping
Server Ping Pro Version Link