Hi all hope this helps sort out the problem for some about the firewall problem. just got a reply off swsoft to the effect of: I have contacted with our developers team. Firewall feature is disabled in Plesk 7.5 so there is no way to run it now. Adding of firewall feature in Plesk 7.5 is put off till we test if it works correctly with Windows 2003 Service Pack 1. -- Thanks, ______________________________ Artem N. Grinevich Technical Support Engineer SWsoft, Inc. well there it is so i spose its a case of waiting!