The fpadmcgi.exe program reads the httpd.conf while running as the user. This will change the ownership of the user httpd.conf file, to: diradmin:username and chmod to 640. Related errors: Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions: Error #2005d Message: The server extensions were unable to access the file "httpd.conf". Please check the file permissions. (userid 123) May 3 17:47:45 sp1 Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions: (OS Error #13 Message: Permission denied) (userid 123) *** Note: a mass rewrite of the httpd.conf files is not issued, as we don't want to break any customizations if any admins have changed their httpd.conf flie manually. You can do anything you'd like that will trigger an httpd.conf rewrite to get the files saved to the correct setings, eg: echo "action=rewrite&value=httpd" >> /usr/local/directadmin/data/task.queue or add/remove a subdomain, or Disable/enable the frontpage extensions..etc..