Enable Ping Replies from your Windows 2008 Server

via the local Command Prompt

On your Server Core machine, at a command prompt, type the following:

netsh firewall set icmpsetting 8

This will allow you to ping the Server Core server from a remote machine, and receive a reply.

You can always run the following command in order to disable this option:

netsh firewall set icmpsetting 8 disable

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