To enable ICMP replies in Windows Server 2008 you must allow ICMP packets through the windows Firewall
- Press Start
- Goto -> Administrative tools
- Click on ‘Windows Firewall with Advanced Security’
- Click on ‘Inbound Rules’
- Scroll down to find: ‘File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In)’
- Right-click on this and choose ‘Enable Rule’
Congrats, you can now ping the 2008 server.