Supporting Messaging Clients

Start, Stop, and Pause NNTP Virtual Servers

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:

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


    1. Server
    2. Protocols
    3. NNTP
  3. In the console tree, right-click a virtual server, and then click Start, Stop, or Pause.

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.