How to disable "Firewall stealth mode” on Windows Server 2008

Windows 2008 R2 uses firewall stealth mode by default. Stealth mode rejects pings and hides your computer from other machines.
Find each of the following keys in the registry.

HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsFirewall\DomainProfile
HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsFirewall\PrivateProfile
HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsFirewall\PublicProfile
HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsFirewall\StandardProfile

Edit or add the following value: DisableStealthMode(DataType: REG_DWORD) &  set it to 0x00000001
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