Let’s face it, we’ve all had that customer that adjusts permissions on folders until the point it just will not work any further.
Resetting permissions on a windows Plesk server is pretty easy to fix. Here’s how.
First, you need to make a remote connection to the server via RDP, VNC, TeamViewer, or however you connect to your server.
Once connected, browse to the users home directory. Typically, this is in “C:\inetpub\vhosts\theirdomain.com\”
You’ll see a file in there called “.Security” Either delete this file, or rename it to bad.Security, or basically, anything other then just .Security
After the file has been deleted, click on start, then run, then type cmd, and click on ok.
At the command prompt, run these 2 comamnds (including the quotation marks):
“%plesk_bin%\websrvmng.exe” –remove-vhost –vhost-name=theirdomain.com
“%plesk_bin%\websrvmng.exe” –reconfigure-vhost –vhost-name=theirdomain.com
This will reset all their permissions back to the default permissions of the account.