Take a Chat Community Offline
When you stop a chat community, you disconnect the chat clients
that are currently connected to the community and prevent the
community from accepting new connections. You should stop Chat
Service only if you need to shut down for maintenance, if you need
to make more server memory available for other Windows 2000
services or applications, or if you need to change a
Caution Stopping a chat community abruptly disconnects the chat clients that are connected to the community.
Tip To leave a chat community online but prevent new client connections, on the community's General tab, clear the Accept new connections check box. This action will disconnect the chat community on all servers.
To take a Chat community offline:
On the IRCX Properties General tab, in the Chat communities list, the entry in the Enabled column for this chat community is now No.
Note A disabled community is not restarted when the service is restarted. Disabling the community does not remove its configuration from the directory, however, so you can re-enable the community at another time.