Supporting Messaging Clients

Modify a Virtual Directory

A default virtual directory is created automatically for the virtual server, and a control virtual directory is created for all newsgroups. You can create a new virtual directory for each newsgroup or you can modify the default directory. When you modify a directory, you can change the path to the public folder in which messages are stored, secure access to the virtual directory, restrict access to the virtual directory, and control content.

To modify 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 Virtual Directories.


    1. Server
    2. Protocols
    3. NNTP
    4. NNTP virtual server
    5. Virtual Directories
  3. Right-click a virtual directory, and then click Properties.
  4. To change the public folder in which messages are stored, click Contents. Select Directory located on this computer, Share located on another computer, or Custom resource, and then type the path to the folder or to the network directory, user name, and password.
  5. To require that all access to the directory takes place on a secure channel, in Properties, click Secure. To use encryption if a certificate is installed, select Require secure channel. If the computer running Exchange supports 128-bit encryption, click Require 128-bit Encryption.
  6. To allow clients to post to a newsgroup's virtual directory, in Properties, select Allow posting if it is not already selected.
  7. To list this newsgroup only if the user has the same ACL permissions as the newsgroup folder, select Restrict newsgroup visibility. If you select this option and do not set ACL permissions on the newsgroup folder and the user accounts, this newsgroup will not be available to users.
  8. To log entries every time a virtual directory is accessed, select Log access.
  9. To create an index of news articles, select Index news content.