Ping results from the source always helps us in troubleshooting the issue with connecting to the server or slow loading time. Here is the list of steps to need to follow to enable Ping in Windows machine.

1) Go to Start2) Open a command prompt

3) Type in the following: netsh firewall set icmpsetting 8 enable

Test it out, the server should be pingable now!

To disable it again, you give in this command: netsh firewall set icmpsetting 8 disable


You can enable ping in windows server 2008 by the following method also:

Go to Start >> Administrative Tools >> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security >> Scroll down to “File And Print Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-IN)” (or v6 if you are using ipv6) >> Enable this rule.


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