Supporting Messaging Clients

Create a Virtual Directory

To store news content in multiple directories, you can create virtual directories. You should always create virtual directories that match the structure of your newsgroup hierarchy. A default virtual directory is created automatically for the virtual server and a control virtual directory is created for all newsgroups. You can modify the default directories or create a new virtual directory for each newsgroup.

Tip   Virtual directories can be located on a local disk drive or on a network drive. There is no advantage to creating a virtual directory on the same physical drive as the home directory.

To create a virtual directory:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to an NNTP virtual server.


    1. Server
    2. Protocols
    3. NNTP
    4. NNTP virtual server
  3. Right-click Virtual Directories, point to New, and then click Virtual Directory.
  4. Complete New NNTP Virtual Directory Wizard.