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I am getting Request Time Out on pinging a remote server. I am on my laptop connected to the this server via Remote Desktop Connection.

tried but still not able to ping it. I just want to ellaborate a little as what am I doing as I dont have much idea in this thing. I am on my laptop connection to a windows server via remote desktop connection. On that server i pinged the ip address but it failed. from my laptop i pinged but failed.

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Are you pinging by servername or IP-address? –  Volodymyr Mar 8 '13 at 8:26

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Make sure that your server will respond to ping requests. There's a great guide here: http://blog.blksthl.com/2012/11/20/how-to-enable-ping-in-windows-server-2012/ on how to enable it in Server 2012

Or for 2008: http://patrickyong.wordpress.com/2008/05/04/enable-ping-replies-on-windows-server-2008/

Either way, pings are blocked by default.

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tried but still not able to ping it. I just want to ellaborate a little as what am I doing as I dont have much idea in this thing. I am on my laptop connection to a windows server via remote desktop connection. On that server i pinged the ip address but it failed. from my laptop i pinged but failed. –  storm Mar 7 '13 at 17:23
    
Can you ping it from an external source? –  Martin Toy Mar 7 '13 at 22:42

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