Create firewall rule to allow inbound ping

In order to test the configuration, you’ll probably want to be able to use the ping command to ping the server from the Vista client. In order to do this, you will need to allow inbound ICMP ping requests to the server for the test. To do this, you’ll need to create a rule that allows the Vista client to ping the server using the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security MMC.

On the server, open the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security from the Administrative Tools menu.

In the left pane of the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security console, right click the Inbound Rules node in the left pane and click New Rule.

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On the Rule Type page, select the Custom option. Click Next.

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On the Program page, select the All Programs option and click Next.

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On the Protocol and Ports page, click the down arrow in the Protocol Type drop down list, and select the ICMPv4option.

Click the Customize button. In the Customize ICMP Settings dialog box, select the Specific ICMP types option. Then put a checkmark in the Echo Request checkbox. Click OK.

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Click Next on the Protocol and Ports page.

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In the Scope dialog box, accept the default settings for the local and remote IP addresses, which is Any IP address.Click Next.

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On the Action page, select the Allow the connection option and click Next.

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On the Profile page, remove the checkmarks from the Private and Public checkboxes and click Next.

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On the Name page, give the rule a name. In this example we’ll name the rule Allow ICMP Request. Click Finish.

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You can see the Allow ICMP Request rule in the list of inbound rules.

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