How do I enable ICMP echos in Server 2008?

To enable ICMP replies in Windows Server 2008 you must allow ICMP packets through the windows Firewall

  1. Press Start
  2. Goto -> Administrative tools
  3. Click on ‘Windows Firewall with Advanced Security’
  4. Click on ‘Inbound Rules’
  5. Scroll down to find: ‘File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In)’
  6. Right-click on this and choose ‘Enable Rule’

Congrats, you can now ping the 2008 server.


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