Plesk update from 17.0 to 17.5 fails: Start service... Access is denied


2017-05-10 23:47:48 UTC


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Plesk update from 17.0 to 17.5 fails: Start service... Access is denied

Applicable to:

  • Plesk for Windows
  • Plesk Onyx for Windows

Note: This article has the reference to the issue with the fix available:

  • #PPP-29170 "If Plesk data directory and Plesk installation directory were different, upgrading from Plesk 17.0 to a later version failed with an ‘Access is denied’ message."
    Fixed in:
Please consider updating your server:


Update from Plesk 17.0 to 17.5 failed with the following error message:

Command "C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\admin\bin\mysqlmngadm.exe" --up grade-server-data "--initial-ver=5.5" "--target-ver=5.5.54" failed with code 1. Output: Stop service... Removing InnoDB log files... Start service... Access is denied. (Error code 5)
at StartService 'PleskSQLServer' at (service::startService line 211)
at startService(PleskSQLServer)(service::startService line 274)
at execute console command --upgrade-server-data(vconsoleapp::start line 122)
at execute "C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\admin\bin\mysqlmngadm.exe " --upgrade-server-data "--initial-ver=5.5" "--target-ver=5.5.54"(vconsoleapp::r un line 139)
at (CmdAction::Commit line 393) at Execute action Upgrade data of MySQL Server...(executeList line 271) Failed to install 'C:\ParallelsInstaller\parallels\PANEL-WIN_17.5.3\dist-msi-Mic rosoft-2003-i386\mysql-admin.msi': Fatal error during installation. (Error code 1603) ERROR: The installation of the package 'mysql' failed with code 1603. (upgrade: Upgrading Plesk SQL server...)
Not all packages were installed. Please contact product technical support.


This is a Plesk bug with ID #PPP-29170 which was fixed in Plesk Onyx 17.8 Preview 1 .


As workaround, create an empty file in %plesk_dir%\MySQL folder.

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