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Microsoft sponsored IIS NNTP newsgroups

Article ID: 171058

Article Last Modified on 12/3/2007


  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 1.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 2.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 3.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.1

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We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. IIS 6.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


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.


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.

For more information about available newsgroups, and to access them through your browser, visit the following Web site:

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


Microsoft technical communities provide opportunities to interact with Microsoft employees, experts, and your peers in order to share knowledge and news about Microsoft products and related technologies. These technical communities provide a variety of ways to access answers to questions, to access solutions to problems, and to share your own expertise. These technical communities are located at the following Web site:

For further configuration help and instructions, connect to:

For information about the MVP program, connect to:

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