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When you add a second NNTP virtual server, master/slave feeds and control messages may not work when Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is also installed.
A property is incorrectly set in the metabase on the control and slave groups as to which driver to use. By default, Windows 2000 assumes the Exchange store rather than NTFS store. This breaks both control messages and master/slave feeds.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
NOTE: To view the version, right-click the file in Windows Explorer, click Properties on the menu that appears, and then click the Version tab.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes