Ping issue with virtual machines


Im having a issue while trying to ping a computer.

I have a physical server which runs 2 virtuals and also another physical sbs2003 server which we are planning to migrate. Both physical servers can ping each other and can be seen on the network.
But both physical servers can not ping the virtuals but they can be seen on the network and both virtuals are added to the domain.
Both virtuals can ping both physical servers and also browse the network.
Both virtuals are on the SBS2003 domain.

I have another site with exactly the same set-up which had exactly the same problem, however i was able to resolve the issue at site 1 by adding a rule to the virtual servers firewall to allow connections from a specified range of (internal) IP addresses, but on site 2 i am having no such luck as adding the rule to the firewall is having no effect.

I have been able to (i think) locate the issue to be the firewall on both the virtual's and exclusively to the domain side of the firewall as when i disable the domain firewall everything works as expected.

Any advice on this would be great.

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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Did you explicitly allow PING or echo reply on the virtual machines?

This rule in the firewall: "File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-In)"
gogsckAuthor Commented:
I managed to resolve the issue,

It was an old group policy from the isa server that was still being enforced, that was blocking/denying Echo request,

Removed the gpo that was causing the issue and problem resolved.


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gogsckAuthor Commented:
i resolved the issue myself
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