How to enable PING in Windows Server 2019


Hello, how are you? In this post, we are going to talk a little about PING. Packet Internet Groper, abbreviated as PING, is a diagnostic tool that tests connectivity between two nodes or devices across a network. Additionally, check if a network data packet is capable of being distributed to an address without errors. It also determines the network accessibility of a specific IP address. On the other hand, it is used to determine and ensure that a host computer that a user is trying to reach is actually operating. Its main use is to check for network errors. Due to security policies, it is disabled by default in Windows Server. However, It is a very useful program to measure the quality of the connection. So I’m going to show you how to enable PING in Windows Server 2019.

Edit Windows Firewall

As mentioned earlier, PING is disabled by default. So what we will do is edit the Windows Firewall inbound rules. With this intention, please type defender in the search bar. After the results appear, please enter in Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security:

ntering the firewall with advanced security
Entering the firewall with advanced security

Once the Windows Firewall is deployed, please select the inbound rules. Then scroll down to locate File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In).

Inbound rules in Windows Server 2019
Inbound rules in Windows Server 2019

Then, double-click on it to enter the properties. In this section, it is necessary to modify two aspects. First, check the box to Enable the rule. Additionally, modify the action to Allow connections. Then, press Apply and OK to set the rule.

Modifying the inbound rule to enable PING
Modifying the inbound rule to enable PING

Back to the previous screen, you can see the rule with a check sign. This means that it is enabled correctly.

Inbound rule modified successfully.
Inbound rule modified successfully.

Testing PING

Once the previous modifications have been made, it is time to try PING. With this intention, please open a command prompt. Next, test the connection with an IP address or domain name. In this case, we will use Please enter the following command and press enter:

Pinging to the domain
Pinging to the domain


Finally, we have seen how to enable PING in Windows Server 2019. It is a popular diagnostic utility in the computer network environment. In addition, it is widely used to measure latency. This is all for now before I say goodbye I invite you to review our post on EasyPHP in Windows 10.


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