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xp machine non pingable. But it can ping other servers

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hi guys

tomorrow morning I havce to go into an office. They told me their XP pc is not pingable from the other servers, meaning it can also not be seen by other servers on the network (crudial). HOwever, from the XP machine you are able to ping other machines.

No firewall changes have been made at all.

Any ideas?

Thanks
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Question by:Yashy
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Are you sure Windows Firewall is properly allowing ICMP commands through?  Test turning off the Firewall completely to see if you can ping the XP machine.  If it works, you know you need to allow ICMP through.  If it still doesn't work, you need to check to see if any other 3rd party firewall software was installed.  That would be the first things I would check.
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First thing that comes to my mind is that somebody enabled the internal Windows Firewall, added ZoneAlarm, Outpost Ignitum or something that keeps the computer from being pingable.  Some network admins do not allow ping..  What about TRACERT or connecting to a UNC Path on the XP box - e.g. \\XP-WorkSTATION\c$

HTH,

Kent
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