How do I enable ICMP echos in Server 2008?

img Hunter Day

Mar 28, 2019

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.