Create Firewall Rules in Windows 7 thru Windows Server 2012 R2 to allow RDP and ICMP traffic for you have to open “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” control panel applet. You can get here by typing “firewall” in the search box near the start button and selecting it from the list (likely on top) or you can go to control panel. Tested on : Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2018, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 Start – Control Panel – System and Security – Windows Firewall – Advanced Settings Note: You could also get to control panel from the Windows-X drop down menu This will bring up the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Screen. Click on Inbound Rules The easy way to allow Ping is to enable the existing ICMP rules. Enable ICMP (PING) Existing Rule(s) You could scroll down and select File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-in) – Right Click and Select Enable Rule (Notice you will have one for multiple networks, you can enable the only the Domain network if you are in a domain environment or enable both if you want to enable on private networks also. Notice there are ICMPv4 and ICMPv6. If you are using (or more