Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Ping in Technical; strange on this im guessing it might have something to do with uac but i could be wrong why is ...
25th October 2012, 08:57 AM #1
strange on this im guessing it might have something to do with uac but i could be wrong why is it that when i want to ping a server i have to run as administrator when opening cmd other wise i get a ping transmit faliure
25th October 2012, 09:51 AM #2
Ping uses raw sockets to send the ICMP messages. Raw sockets are restricted to admin users. This restriction can be easily circumvented with WinPcap.
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