Managing ASP.NET File Permissions on Windows Server 2019 with Plesk Print

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File permissions are the cornerstone of system security and integrity. In a shared hosting environment on Windows Server 2019 running Plesk, managing these permissions becomes pivotal for both security and functionality. This guide will walk you through the process of managing file permissions for your ASP.NET applications using Plesk.


  • Windows Server 2019 with Plesk installed
  • An ASP.NET application hosted on the server
  • Administrative access to Plesk Panel

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Log Into Plesk Panel

Navigate to the Plesk login page via your browser and input your administrative credentials.

Step 2: Navigate to File Manager

After logging in, head over to the 'Websites & Domains' tab and click on 'File Manager' next to the domain you wish to manage.

Step 3: Locate the Folder/File

Navigate through the file directory and locate the folder or file whose permissions you want to modify.

Step 4: Access Permissions Settings

Right-click on the folder/file and select the 'Change Permissions' option.

Step 5: Review Existing Permissions

A dialog will appear showing the current permissions. Here you can see what kind of access is allowed for various user roles (Owner, Group, Others).

Step 6: Modify Permissions

You can now adjust the read, write, and execute permissions as needed. Generally, for ASP.NET apps:

  • Read Permission: Usually enabled for all users.
  • Write Permission: Enabled selectively, often only for the application pool identity.
  • Execute Permission: Typically enabled for application folders but not for individual files.
Step 7: Apply Changes

After making the necessary changes, click 'Apply' or 'OK' to save them.

Step 8: Test Functionality

It's advisable to test the application’s functionality to ensure that the new permissions settings do not interfere with its operations.


Managing file permissions is a sensitive operation that must be performed carefully. With Plesk on Windows Server 2019, the task becomes much more manageable, allowing administrators to secure and control file access effectively.

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