Ping, Windows 7, and the Windows Firewall

If you cannot ping a Windows 7 box, don’t just disable the Windows Firewall.  See the following page describing how to enable the included ICMP Echo rule in the Windows Firewall:

Note that I shut down the Windows Firewall service (net stop mpssvc) and this did not “re-enable” ping.  I had to add the firewall rule.  There may be another solution, but this solved my problem.