Windows Firewall: How To Enable Ping in Windows 7 – Group Policy

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    Need to enable ping in the Windows 7 firewall via group policy? Here’s how to enable ping in the Windows Firewall via GPO:

    1. Navigate to the following GPO location:
      Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security -> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security -> Inbound Rules
    2. Right click on Inbound Rules
    3. Click New Rule…
    4. Select Custom
    5. Select All Programs
    6. Click Next
    7. select ICMPv4 or ICMPv6 from the Protocol type: dropdown (If you use both IPv4 and IPv6, you need to repeat the process to create a Firewall rule for each)
    8. Click Customize…
    9. Select Specific ICMP types
    10. Tick Echo Request to enable ping
    11. Click OK
    12. Click Next
    13. Specify who you want the firewall rule to apply to
    14. Click Next
    15. Select Allow the connection
    16. Click Next
    17. Select the domains you wish to apply the firewall rule to
    18. Click Finish

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