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Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) (System Services for the Windows Server 2003 Family and Windows XP Operating Systems)

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Service Name: NntpSvc

Executable Name: Inetinfo.exe

Log On As: LocalSystem

Description: The Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) service provides NNTP, which is a member of the TCP/IP suite of protocols used to distribute network news messages to NNTP servers and clients (newsreaders) on the Internet. NNTP is designed so that news articles are stored on a server in a central database, thus enabling a user to select specific items to read.You can use a news client such as Microsoft Outlook Express to retrieve newsgroups from the server and read headers or bodies of the articles in each newsgroup. You can then post news back to the NNTP server.

The version of Outlook Express included in Windows 2000 does not support feeds, where two news servers replicate their contents between each other. However, the version included in Exchange Server does include this functionality.

If this service is stopped or disabled, client computers cannot connect, read, or retrieve posts. If IIS Admin Service is stopped, the NNTP service will stop as well.

Available on: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition and Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.

Installed through: Add/Remove Windows Components, Application Server, Internet Information Services (IIS), and NNTP Service.

Startup type: Automatic

Service status: Started

This service depends on the following system components:

Event Log

IIS Admin Service

Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Security Accounts Manager

The following system components depend on this service: None

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