Solved: Windows 7 client ignores ping requests

From time to time there is an issue with Windows 7 computers in the network: they do not answer ping requests although everything seems properly configured and other clients in the same network work fine.

This is because only clients with activated “File and Printer Sharing” do answer ping requests by default.

Fortunately this problem can be solved with a little change in the Windows Firewall settings without the need to completely activate “File and Printer Sharing”.

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