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How do I enable ICMP echos in Server 2008

Enable ICMP echos in Server 2008

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.