Verified and Tested 02/28/2015
In this how to, we will learn how to enable ping on a Windows Server 2008 R2.
Enabling Ping on Windows Server 2008 R2
First, we will need to open Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. To do this, go to Start>All Programs>Administrative Tools>Windows Security with Advanced Security.
Windows Security with Advanced Security.
Once opened, click on Inbound Rules at the top left. Scroll down and select File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4 – In). Once selected, click on Enable Rule.
Windows Firewall and Advance Security
When the rules are enabled, you will now be able to ping your server IP address. Come back and check for new updates.