Restarting Mail Enable through Plesk (Windows)

In order to restart the Mail server [Mail Enable], please use these steps. 

1) Login To Remote Desktop >> “Plesk Services Monitor” [ Right side in the task bar] >> Check the box “Mail Server” >> Click on Restart.


2) Login To Remote Desktop >> Start >> Run >> type ” services.msc ”

From here, you have restart the Mail Enable [ Mail Server] services such as:
Mail Enable List Connector
Mail Enable Mail Transfer Agent
Mail Enable POP service
Mail Enable PostOffice Connector
Mail Enable SMTP Connector

Right Click on it and press Restart.

How to bind IPs on a Windows Server

1. Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Network Connections
2. Right click and go to properties of the enabled/active NIC
3. Highlight on TCP/IP and click on properties
4. Select ” Use the following IP address ”
5. Enter your IP information for the server.
6. Click on Advanced
7. Click Add on the IP Settings tab.
8. Enter the usable IP range along with the netmask. ( ie )
9. Click OK.

Creating domain on a freshly added IP address fails in Parallels Panel for Windows

Creating domain with hosting on the IP address that has just been added fails and the following error is returned:

dnsmng::update() failed: dnsmng failed: Unknown error 0x80131501 (COM Error 80131501, Description: Generic failure ) at resetSecondaries ZoneName = '' transfer={ "" } notify={ "" }
at (dnsmng::msdns::MsDnsManager::resetSecondaries line 385)
at createPrimaryZone ZoneName = ''(dnsmng::msdns::MsDnsManager::createPrimaryZone line 373)
at execute "C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\/admin/bin/dnsmng" update (vconsoleapp::run line 140)

As soon as an IP address is added to the system, Microsoft Windows performs the IP verification procedure, Windows checks up if the IP is unique. Until check-up is complete, the IP address is marked as ‘tentative’. If trying to create domain with physical hosting during the verification, creating DNS zone for the domain fails, which prevents from creating the domain.
To avoid this issue, delay creating a domain for about 30 seconds after you add new IP address.

[How to] How to configure containers to not apply Microsoft updates installed on Virtuozzo host.


By default Microsoft updates installed on Virtuozzo host are applied in containers during next containers start.


If auto applying Microsoft updates in containers is unnecessary option it is possible to configure containers to not install updates even if its are on Virtuozzo host.

The following example shows how to disable this auto applying option for container 100:

vzcfgt set 100 DisableWindowsUpdates 1

If this option is set to “1” no more windows updates will be applied to the container 100.

But you can still manually install or remove windows updates to this container by using Container Update Manager.

To find Container Update Manager click Start button on the node and go to All Programs, Parallels, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers.

The command below enables auto applying option for container 100:

vzcfgt set 100 DisableWindowsUpdates 0

Also it’s possible to disable auto applying option for all newly created containers on a node:

vzcfgt set 0 DisableWindowsUpdates 1

Note: If it’s necessary to enable the auto installation of windows updates back in containers you should re-configure each container separately.

How do I retrieve the Plesk control panel password?

You can always get the Plesk password if you have Administrative access to the server. If you have also lost administrative access to the server, refer to [How do I reset the password on my server]

For Windows,

1. From the Start menu, select Run.
2. Enter the following command:
“C:\Program Files\SWsoft\Plesk\admin\bin\plesksrvclient.exe” -get

For Linux,
1. Via SSH, run the following command:
cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow