How to Reapply Permissions to a Domain on a Dedicated Server

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How to Reapply Permissions to a Domain on a Dedicated Server

If you are having issues with file permissions with a site on your server there are two methods in reapply the correct permissions to this domain.
  • Using the Control Suites Reapply Permissions Button
  • Manually in the sites file structure
Method 1: Using Control Suite's Reapply Permissions Button
  1. Log into your dedicated server using Remote Desktop.
  2. Double click on the Control Suite icon on your desktop. If the icon doesn't exist, run NetStrap.exe in C:\netstrap\SystemControl.
  3. Click on Login.
  4. Double click on the Plesk Domains icon.
  5. Select the domain that is giving you the error.
  6. Click on the Reapply Permissions button.
  7. Watch the progress bar at the bottom of the screen for a message stating the the permissions have been fixed.
  8. Refresh the page, clearing cache if necessary to ensure the issue was fixed.


Method 2: Manually in the sites file structure
Windows Server 2003
  1. Click on Start > Computer.
  2. Browse to the root folder of the affected domain: c:\inetpub\vhosts\domain.com.
  3. Right click on the httpdocs folder.
  4. Select Properties.
  5. Select the Security tab.
  6. Click the Advanced button.
  7. Check Allow inheritable permissions from the parent to propagate to this object and all child objects. Include these with entries explicitly defined here and Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects boxes.
  8. Click OK and then Yes in the Security message.
  9. Wait for the permissions to propagate to all child folders.
Windows Server 2008
  1. Click on Start > Computer.
  2. Browse to the root folder of the affected domain: c:\inetpub\vhosts\domain.com.
  3. Right click on the httpdocs folder.
  4. Select Properties.
  5. Select the Security tab.
  6. Click the Advanced button.
  7. Click the Change Permissions button.
  8. Check the Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent and Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object boxes.
  9. Click OK and then Yes in the Windows Security message.
  10. Wait for the permissions to propagate to all child folders.
  11. Click OK twice.

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