Vista: allow pinging

Vista is blocking pings. Nice to know? Well I always wondered why and I found out by (who would have gussed?) googling. Anyways, here is how to quit blocking incoming pings:

  • Control Panel-> Administraive Tools-> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Select "Inbound Rules"
  • Search for "File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-In)"
  • Right click on it and select "Enable Rule"

Note: there are two "File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-In)" entries.  One for profile "Domain" one for "Private". For acitivating pings on the intranet. The "Private" profile one should be enough?

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