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Enable ping in Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012


The firewall of Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012 closes ICMP replies by default. You can enable the ping command with following steps:

1) Go to Start

2) Open a command prompt

3) Type in the following:

netsh firewall set icmpsetting 8

Test it out, the server should be pingable now!

To disable it again, you enter this command:

netsh firewall set icmpsetting 8 disable


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