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I have a VM on my laptop that runs Windows Server 2008.

Both my laptop and my VM are connected to my office domain network, and I use NAT network for my VM.

From my VM, I can ping to my laptop, but from my laptop, I cannot ping to my VM.

I try to ping my VM with its hostname, and my laptop are able to detect the hostname IP, however, it still unable to ping the VM.

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By default Windows Server 2008 is set to not respond to ping replies. To enable it;

Go to Window Firewall with Advance Settings from Administrator Tools menu.

Look inside Inbound Rules, scroll down to File and Printer Sharing, right click and enable the one with Echo Request - ICMPv4-in rule.

Make sure the icon is green.

Ping your server.

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Hai beano, I try it and still, my laptop cannot ping my vm – chrisma andhika May 21 '12 at 7:47
There is another odd thing. The IP segment of my office building is My laptop gets the right IP, but my VM gets IP – chrisma andhika May 21 '12 at 7:54
Ah, you have a NAT'd address on your VM, try changing the network type on the VM to bridged. – sgtbeano May 21 '12 at 8:22
Thanks Beano, now it works – chrisma andhika May 22 '12 at 14:04
Hey, no problem - glad it works – sgtbeano May 23 '12 at 15:20

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