In Windows Vista, how do I configure the firewall to allow pings?
Windows Vista includes Windows Firewall and enables that firewall by default. The graphical interface to the firewall settings does not include an option to respond to pings. To allow Vista to respond to pings without disabling the entire firewall, follow these steps:
- Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, from the Start menu, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator.
Enter: netsh firewall set icmpsetting 8 enable