- Plesk for Windows
When restoring any object via Plesk Backup Manager, the process fails with:
PLESK_ERROR: [Error 2] The system cannot find the file specified
%plesk_dir%admin\bin\php.exe file is missing on the system.
For Plesk Onyx:
Connect to the Plesk server via RDP.
Download the zip file and extract the php.exe file.
%plesk_dir%admin\binfolder (just paste this path in Windows Explorer) and put the php.exe file in it.
Restore the objects from the backup again.
- Add the directories containing Plesk executable files to exclusions on Windows Defender as described in the article mssqlmng.exe, DNSMng.exe, php.exe and pmm-ras.exe are marked as infected by Microsoft Security / Windows Defender
For other Plesk versions, contact Plesk Technical Support.