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When you use the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) protocols and services that are included in Windows 2000, downloading Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) messages of only average size may cause the database to become fragmented. This can eventually affect server performance.
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
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000.
This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.