When an NNTP virtual server is started, it accepts new connections from users. When you stop an NNTP virtual server, it disconnects current users and does not accept new connections. When you pause an NNTP virtual server, it continues to support existing connections but does not accept new ones.
To start, stop, or pause an NNTP virtual server:
Tip To shut down the server without immediately disconnecting users, pause the server to prevent new connections. You can then block current users from posting articles and view the currently connected users before stopping the server.
You can also start, stop, and pause NNTP Service. Stopping NNTP Service stops all of the NNTP virtual servers. Restarting NNTP Service restarts all NNTP servers that were running when you stopped the service.