Article ID: 120388, created on Feb 28, 2014, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 11.5 for Windows


Client MySQL service is missing in Windows services.


  1. Service may be deleted manually
  2. Service is deleted during failed Mysql upgrade.


  1. Create a service using the Windows 'sc' utility:

    "%windir%"\system32\sc create MySQL binPath= "\"C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\Databases\MySQL51\bin\mysqld.exe\" \"--defaults-file=C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\Databases\MySQL\Data\my.ini\" MySQL" type= own error= ignore start= auto
  2. Correct the MySQL configuration file and set the new 'basedir' value. Replace '%plesk_dir%\Databases\MySQL\Data' with '%plesk_dir%\Databases\MySQL51'

  3. Start the service from windows 'services' snap in.

After that you will able to start MySQL service and register it in Plesk.

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