Ping Issues

I have windows 2008 server to which I can remote using RDP from my workstation [windows 7].
I can type either hostname or IP address of the remote server and remote using RDP with no problem.
But from within the same workstation if I ping the same remote server by IP address or hostname the request times out [no ping replies].

Any idea why this is happening?

Thanks
jskfanAsked:
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Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:
Hi,
Is the ping request blocked by your firewall? make sure that host  A and ptr records are present for that machine. Disable windows firewall and see whether its  able to ping.
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Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:
Hi,
Is the ping request blocked by your firewall? make sure that host  A and ptr records are present for that machine. Disable windows firewall and see whether its  able to ping.
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NikSystems SpecialistCommented:
Most probably a firewall issue on Windows Server 2008. Check this:
http://patrickyong.wordpress.com/2008/05/04/enable-ping-replies-on-windows-server-2008/
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
it is a firewall .
w2k8 has 3 radio boxes to turn off the firewall. the one on the top was still on.
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NikSystems SpecialistCommented:
The one you turned off was probably for your current network profile. ( domain, home, work, public )
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
domain, home, work, public

what does each one relate to??
I mean when should I use each of them?
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NikSystems SpecialistCommented:
This feature came with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 if I'm correct and it represents different Windows Firewall profiles.

For instance, when your machine detects a new network (when you set DHCP or manual IP address) it will ask you to choose a location so your firewall is automatically configured for the selected location.

For instance if you choose public location. This location is meant to be used on public hotspots where you have internet access but your firewall will block file access from and to your machine.

Regards,
Nik
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