XP cannot ping win 7

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JustInCaseCommented:
Check network zone on Win7. Is network marked as public?
If it is change to something else (or/and disable firewall).
:)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, was SMBv1 disabled on the Windows 7 machine. Security changes are making it difficult to use XP.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
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mikey250Author Commented:
Public is the one by default allocated. I'm sure before I also selected allow edge device but still did not resolve issue so I eventually reset back to defaults.
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mikey250Author Commented:
I wanted to leave firewall in place & just allow ICMP ping.

I will try though
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mikey250Author Commented:
Smbv1 disabled not sure where to locate that
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Public (vs Private) does not prevent pinging (in my experience) Did you try the other suggestions?
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mikey250Author Commented:
Currently not requiring GPO as just small network
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
Public (vs Private) does not prevent pinging (in my experience)
It can. It is two different profiles
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mikey250Author Commented:
yes I realise public private are separate but as clutching at straws I tried it anyway although no logic
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mikey250Author Commented:
I also selected both public & domain even though no domain in place & allowed firewall access via edge ports via inbound option only obviously but it did not resolve issue hence resetting defaults & sending this question out via this site.
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mikey250Author Commented:
the smbv1 is something I don't really understand but come across it but not sure where to locate so will look on Google.
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mikey250Author Commented:
I wish to allow ping from xp to win 7 not prevent.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The Microsoft Article was fairly descriptive. Microsoft has disabled SMBv1 for security reasons and it should not be enable, but then you cannot connect Windows 7 to Windows XP.  Move data by USB Key / Hard Drive
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mikey250Author Commented:
My site to site VPN via as is installed also on both win 7 & xp but the win 7 VPN connection was showing connection as down so that was my other issue to look at.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I understood that. In the article I posted above using powershell

Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters" SMB1 -Type DWORD -Value 1 –Force

Note You must restart the computer after you make these changes.
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mikey250Author Commented:
hi john

so are you saying don't bother & if anything use same operating system on both sides is win 7 or only XP ??
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Windows 7 can connect to Windows 7 or even higher.  It is XP that is the problem in terms of security.
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mikey250Author Commented:
hi John I will look at that just to see if it does allow the ping from XP to come through to win 7 successfully.

It's only a test for troubleshooting anyway even though as long as I can ping router interfaces should be sufficient anyway as I am also using in this case eigrp for eg
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mikey250Author Commented:
it's only because I have SDM already installed on XP already.

but ok thanks for that.
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mikey250Author Commented:
ok so it's xp not win 7. ok
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mikey250Author Commented:
So that's probably why my site to site VPN shows as down on win 7 then due to come restrictions then I assume ?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Most likely, yes
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mikey250Author Commented:
ok good to know.  saves me wasting anymore time.
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mikey250Author Commented:
apologies for typos from my mobile
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mikey250Author Commented:
I will test this either this week or next weekend
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mikey250Author Commented:
yes the ping works from both win 7 machines instead of, xp & win 7.

I ensured both are set to either:

- work, or public
- I then reset firewall back to defaults on both
- set ping up to confirm changes and then successful ping when it came through as I go through these steps
- I selected (inbound), file & print, enabled for folder share if required or don't have to & then properties, scope tab: remote ip address, click add & input remote ip address of the pc I was trying to connect & click ok. - this was repeated on both side and firewall is also back up as normal but allowing only icmp messages to get through on both machines - successfully.
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mikey250Author Commented:
after realising the network zones were not the same although originally they was I focussed on that first & then went about locking down on how to allow the both win 7 machines specifically by adding the ip address to allow icmp - which is successful.

but all comments helped also
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update.
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