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Windows Server 2008 R2 – Firewall enable ping

If you find that you are not able to ping your Windows Server 2008 machine, its probably because someone disabled the following rule

File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In).

This rule has nothing much to do with file and printer sharing but rather with the icmp ping (echo) request. Enabling it will allow your server to be pingable

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  1. June 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    thanks a lot

  2. prasant
    March 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Good guidance thanks alot buddy.. keep the good work going

  3. May 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I like this. I just want to add that by enabling ping reply on your servers, your servers could be subjected to DoS (deny of service) attack since flooding a server with a large number of ping requests is very easy to do. You should take additional steps to further lock down the scope by right click on the File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4 In) rule and if possible, specify which servers/computers and/or IP range can ping your servers.

  4. June 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Agreed with what Brian says. It is all about convenience vs security. You as the administrator have to decide which it is you want.

    On a side note, hackers nowadays have lots more sophiscated tools to bring down your site rather than thru a ping attack, so do watch out

  5. George Burden
    August 7, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Thanks. Bugged me all day.

  6. August 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    guide helped thanks

  7. April 1, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Reblogged this on Ballcs's Blog.

  1. June 30, 2010 at 1:25 pm

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