You may experience expiration issues, memory leaks, or other problems when you host an NNTP virtual server on your Windows 2000-based server

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When you host an NNTP virtual server on your Microsoft Windows 2000-based server, you may experience one or more of the following behaviors.
  • If you rebuild a hash table on an NNTP virtual server that has been offline or otherwise disconnected from the network, the article time in the hash table is stamped with the rebuild time. This behavior may cause items that should have expired to remain on the server.
  • When you configure multiple sink events, the NNTP service may experience a memory leak. This memory leak eventually consumes all available memory resources.
  • If you have a third-party onpost event sink configured, the NNTP service may stop responding when that event sink rejects a message.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes

File information

The English version of this has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name   -------------------------------------------------------   05-Nov-2003  19:42  5.0.2195.6871  136,976  Nntpfs.dll          05-Nov-2003  19:42  5.0.2195.6871  612,624  Nntpsvc.dll 
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
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824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 831185 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 20:09:09 - Revision: 1.5

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