Can I enable pinging on Windows Server firewall?

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Windows Server 2008
I've recently installed Windows Server 2008 on one of my servers as I'm able to to connect through Remote Desktop but I'm having trouble pinging. Would I have to open a special port on my firewall to be able to ping my server?

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Windows Firewall
Windows 8.x

  1. Navigate to the Control Panel.

  2. Select Systems and Security, and then Windows
    Firewall
    .

  3. Click Advanced Settings on the left.

  4. From the left pane of the resulting window, click Inbound
    Rules
    .

  5. In the right pane, find the rules titled File and Printer
    Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In)
    .

  6. Right-click each rule and choose Enable Rule.

Windows 7

  1. From the Start menu, search for Windows Firewall with
    Advanced Security
    . Click it to bring up the application.
  2. From the left pane, click Inbound Rules.
  3. In the right pane, find the rules titled File and Printer
    Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In)
    .
  4. Right-click each rule and choose Enable Rule.

Windows Vista

  1. From the Start menu, search for Windows Firewall with
    Advanced Security
    . Click it to bring up the application.
  2. From the left pane, click Inbound Rules.
  3. In the right pane, find the rule titled Networking – Echo
    Request (ICMPv4-In)
    .
  4. Right-click the rule and choose Enable Rule.

Third-party firewalls

If you use a third-party firewall program or appliance, refer to the
UISO scanner
FAQ
.

Because each third-party firewall is uniquely configured, it is
impossible to cover all possible ways of enabling ping on all possible
firewalls. However, you can use the following information to determine
how to configure your firewall:

  • Many firewalls can exempt certain IP addresses or ranges from
    being blocked. Find the IP ranges for UISO scanners in the scanner FAQ.

  • Some firewalls exempt certain protocols or services. In those
    cases, you must enable ping. Some firewalls call the
    setting “ping”, or “incoming ping”. Others refer to it by its
    technical name, “ICMP Echo Reply”. Either way, allow this protocol.

  • Many firewalls also offer options to allow certain ports to
    communicate (do not confuse networking TCP ports with the physical
    serial, parallel, USB, or Ethernet ports). Don’t bother configuring
    those settings for the UISO scanner; only “ping” (ICMP_Echo_Reply)
    must be enabled, and that doesn’t use ports. You may want to allow or
    deny certain ports for other reasons, but there’s little need to do so
    for the UISO scanner.

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  • jinteik
    if i am not wrong, u can enable ping for servers while blocking the rest
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  • excellentrandy
    Hi jinteik
    How to do that? I also want to try. Thanks! :)
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