PING: transmit failed. General failure. [Windows 2008 r2, logged in as local admin]

For all those Windows 2008 Admins out there ....

I have a domain user, say "user" who is part of the local admins group on my windows 2008 r2 server (srv2k8) which is joined to our domain.

When I login as "User" and open "Cmd" prompt and ping any name or ip I get following error:

PING: transmit failed. General failure.
PING: transmit failed. General failure.
PING: transmit failed. General failure.
PING: transmit failed. General failure.

Ping statistics for 192.168.x.x:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

But if I Right Click on "CMD" prompt and click Runas Administrator then I can ping to all ips and hosts.

So, what I am looking for is a way to enable pinging without right clicking on command prompt.

I am sure its a small feature that needs to be enabled, would appreciate if anyone can help on this ASAP.
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
Are you behind a proxy? does the working account have access where as the other account does not?
Well, one thing you can do is to Pin command prompt to start menu, and then in its properties choose advanced and run as admin and save. That way you don't have to right click each time you need to ping.


Peter C.
diwitsupAuthor Commented:
I figured out the problem was due to UAC in windows 2008.

I have disabled UAC on my servers, but there are options in Local Policy to Configure to make your life easy with those prompts.

Refer to this article for details on UAC -

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