Looking for NNTP access to SBS and EBS newsgroups?

 NNTP site for Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 is on connect.


For SBS: news://connectnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.connect.windows.server.sbs08


For EBS: news://connectnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.connect.windows.server.ebs08


To gain access to those groups you need to set up an access password as detailed Here:


https://connect.microsoft.com/cougar/messageboards/community.aspx


To access the Microsoft Connect newsgroups, you need a newsreader program, such as Outlook Express and Windows Mail that supports multiple news servers. Other newsreaders are also available.

To add a news server to Outlook Express:


  • Start Outlook Express.
  • On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  • Click Add, and then click News.
  • In the Internet Connection Wizard, follow the instructions until you reach the Internet News Server Name page.
  • Enter “connectnews.microsoft.com” for the News (NNTP) server, select “My news server requires me to log on,” and then click Next.
  • Enter your newsgroup ID and password, and then click Next.
  • Click Finish, and then click Close.



To add a news server to Windows Mail:


  • Start Windows Mail.
  • On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  • Click Add and then click Newsgroup Account.
  • In the Internet Connection Wizard, follow the instructions until you reach the Internet News Server Name page.
  • Enter “connectnews.microsoft.com” for the News (NNTP) server, select “My news server requires me to log on,” and then click Next.
  • Enter your newsgroup ID and password, and then click Next.
  • Click Finish, and then click Close.

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