How to Enable ICMP in Windows Server 2022 Server Core

This guide will show you how to enable/disable ICMP ping responses referred to as Echo Request in Windows Server 2022 (should work with any recent version–2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2022). Enabling ping will help you to monitor and troubleshoot network issues on your network. Prior to making any changes it would be a good idea to make sure you’re not violating any department policies, although I have never gotten my hand slapped by enabling ICMP echo requests, however it has been for…get this…having client drive redirection enabled on my remote desktop session to a non-critical Windows box. Jesus H. Christ, sorry but that still irks me.

Since the Server Core variant of Windows doesn’t have a GUI, here is the command you can run in order to allow responses to ICMP echo requests: