Enable ping on windows 7/ Windows Firewall

By default, the pre-built windows firewall blocks ping requests. But ping being usually useful command, its convenient to be enabled, when working in a trusted environment.


To enable ping in Windows firewall:

  1. Open Start Menu
  2. Search for Windows Firewall
  3. Select Advanced Settings on the left
  4. Click Inbound Rules
  5. Find the rule, named: File and Printer sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4)
  6. Right click on the rules and select “Enable”

Another option is to enable ping via GPO