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Microsoft KB Archive/170615

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INFO: Microsoft Sponsored Exchange NNTP Newsgroups

Article ID: 170615

Article Last Modified on 3/8/2005



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft SNA Server 2.1
  • Microsoft SNA Server 3.0
  • Microsoft SNA Server 3.0 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft SNA Server 4.0



This article was previously published under Q170615

SUMMARY

Microsoft provides no-charge Microsoft-sponsored Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) newsgroups on the Internet as part of a family of Information Services offerings. This service boosts Microsoft's Internet presence and further addresses customer demand for one-stop information and services over the Internet. Microsoft is investing in the newsgroups to create a community in which customers can share technical information about Microsoft products and technologies. Microsoft Newsgroups can be accessed by any newsgroup reader, including Microsoft Internet News, which is included with Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0.

MORE INFORMATION

The Microsoft-sponsored newsgroups offer peer-to-peer interaction on the Internet. Microsoft does not offer any formal support in the newsgroups. Instead, Microsoft sponsors the newsgroups as a platform for participating in the global community of Microsoft customers and product experts. In addition, Microsoft monitors the newsgroups to ensure accuracy of information and assists MVPs as needed.

Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) provide technical answers and expertise in the newsgroups. The Microsoft MVPs come from a wide range of backgrounds and professions, with a willingness to give their time, expertise, and advice to enhance the technical skills of other customers within the newsgroups.

To access the newsgroups, configure your NNTP newsgroup reader to connect to the server msnews.microsoft.com. No user name or password is required to access this server. The following newsgroups are available for you to post your questions to:

microsoft.public.snaserver.administration
microsoft.public.snaserver.aftp
microsoft.public.snaserver.applets
microsoft.public.snaserver.client.unix
microsoft.public.snaserver.misc
microsoft.public.snaserver.odbcdrda
microsoft.public.snaserver.programming.lu62
microsoft.public.snaserver.programming.lua
microsoft.public.snaserver.programming.other
microsoft.public.snaserver.setup.as400
microsoft.public.snaserver.setup.client
microsoft.public.snaserver.setup.host
microsoft.public.snaserver.setup.other
microsoft.public.snaserver.snaras
microsoft.public.snaserver.thirdparty
microsoft.public.snaserver.tn3270


For further configuration help and instructions, connect to:

For information about the MVP program, connect to:


Additional query words: mvp

Keywords: kbinfo KB170615