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I just leased a new Dedicated Server running Windows Server 2008.

Does anybody have experience disabling Plesk?

I'm going to tackle this tonight. I was hoping to get some input here before doing the obvious (disabling services, autostart entries, etc)

Thanks in advance for your time.

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Questions involving web hosting control panels are off-topic at Server Fault because they customize their systems beyond the ability to be supported in normal ways, and thus require support from the vendor or the web hosting industry. See Where can I ask questions about web hosting control panels? –  masegaloeh 6 hours ago

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The official documentation seems to make it sound fairly easy.

To uninstall Plesk for Windows:

  1. Log in to your system as Administrator or another user with Administrator privileges.
  2. Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select Plesk for Microsoft Windows and click Remove.
  4. You will be asked whether you really want to uninstall Plesk 8.1 for Windows. Confirm the removal by clicking Yes. After Plesk is removed from your server, the restart confirmation will appear. Confirm the restart to finish the uninstallation process.
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Why not just tell the hosting company that you want a server that doesn't have Plesk on it? That should also translate into a discount, since you/they aren't paying for a plesk licence.

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I think that is generally good advice, but not an option at my host (1&1). –  George W Bush Aug 4 '09 at 22:56

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