Unable to start php.exe

Created:

2016-11-16 13:17:54 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-16 17:10:19 UTC

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Unable to start php.exe

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.0 for Windows

Symptoms

  1. When using %plesk_dir%\\bin\\repair.exe utility the following error appears:

    Unable to start ("C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Parallels\\Plesk\\admin\\bin\\php.exe" -q -dauto_prepend_file="" -c "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Parallels\\Plesk\\admin\\php.ini" "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Parallels\\Plesk\\admin\\plib\\cu\\repair.php" --help)
    at Unable to execute CU(wmain line 135)
    Execute file name: C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Parallels\\Plesk\\bin\\repair.exe
  2. Service Plans are hanging on synchronization.The following error can be found in Event Viewer:

    Unable to start ("C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Parallels\\Plesk\\admin\\bin\\php.exe" -q "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Parallels\\Plesk\\admin\\plib\\cu\\subscription.php" --help): (193) Unknown error 0xC1
    at Unable to execute CU(wmain line 135)

    OR

    Unable to process impersonate run as command: Unable to start (C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Parallels\\Plesk\\admin\\bin\\php.exe): Is not a known application
    Execute file name: C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Parallels\\Plesk\\admin\\bin\\plesksrv.exe

Cause

Corrupted php.exe at %plesk_bin% .

Resolution

  1. Make a backup of curent %plesk_bin%\\php.exe
  2. Download php.zip file
  3. Extract php.exe from the downloaded archive to %plesk_bin% directory
  4. Replace the corrupted php.exe

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