Thursday, 23 July 2015

How to enable or disable Ping service in Windows 2008/2012 R2

Ping is used to check if a remote machine is online or offline. It is a small network packet sent to the machine. If the machine is up, an answer will be sent. This can be used to scan an IP-range for reachable hosts for potential hackers. For security reason, you might needed to disable this ping service.

Stepts to Disable Ping Service:

1. Go to Start -> Administrative Tools -> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security -> Inbound Rules -> File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-IN).
2. Right-click on the rule File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-IN) and select Enable Rule.
3. Now, right-click on the same rule and click Properties.
4. In General tab, under the section Action, select the option Block the connection and click Apply button.

How to enable or disable Ping Service in Windows 2008/2012 R2

Thats all, you can try a ping command from other remote machine and you could see the response as "Request timed out".

Enable Ping Service:

To enable ping service, you can either disable the rule File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-IN) or select the Action Allow the connection.

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