How to complete setup and installation of Plesk for Windows

How to complete setup / installation of Plesk for Windows


The Windows templates with Plesk require some additional steps after the VM is provisioned and booted for first time before Plesk can be used.

Please consult c:\readme.txt in the VM to be sure of the latest version of the instructions, as of this posting it reads -


To complete the Plesk setup please review and complete the following instructions:

Replace "password" with a unique password in the following commands then run them in your Windows command shell:

net user psaadm "password"

c:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\appcmd set config /section:applicationPools /[name='PleskControlPanel'].processModel.identityType:SpecificUser /[name='PleskControlPanel'].processModel.userName:psaadm /[name='PleskControlPanel'].processModel.password:"password"

Now set the Plesk hostname by replacing the example in the command below:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\bin\server_pref.exe" -u -hostname

The setup should now be completed and you should be able to log in with the following:
Username admin
Password: pass123

Important - please log in and change your Plesk admin password immediately.


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