Verified and Tested 02/28/2015

Introduction

In this how-to, we will learn how to enable ping on a Windows Server 2008 R2.

Prerequisites

Administrator control

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.

Start>All Programs>Administrative Tools>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.

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. /></a>
<p>When the rules are enabled, you will now be able to ping your server IP address. Come back and check for new updates.</p>
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