How to allow ping requests on a Windows Server 2012
How to allow ping requests via command line
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Allow incoming ping requests IPv4" dir=in action=allow protocol=icmpv4
Your server will now allow ping requests
How to allow ping requests via GUI
Log onto your server using remote desktop or KVM
Start/ Windows Key > search for firewall > Select the firewall icon/Enter
When the console opens > Click inbound rules on the left hand of the window.
In the middle pain you should see a list of rules. Scroll down and select the rule “File and printer sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In)”.
In the general section in the general tab tick the enabled box > Click OK
Your server will now allow ping requests.