Using Exchange public folders for newsgroups
is a handy way to give users access to newsgroups, but
organizations often want to restrict which employees have access to
these newsgroup folders.
You can easily restrict newsgroup folder access
in Exchange 2000 and 2003 by removing Folder Visible permissions.
However, this process isn't exactly intuitive.
First, you must remove the Folder Visible
permission from the folder for the user or group you wish to
restrict. Follow these steps:
- In the Exchange System Manager, navigate to
the Administrative Group that contains the newsgroup folder.
- Expand Folders, and expand Public
- Select the public folder that contains the
newsgroups you wish to restrict, and open its properties.
- In the Folder Properties dialog box, select
the Permissions tab, and click the Client Permissions button.
- In the Client Permissions dialog box, select
or add the group you wish to restrict.
- Deselect the Folder Visible check box, and
click OK to close the dialog boxes.
By default, the Network News Transfer Protocol
(NNTP) service doesn't recognize the Folder Visible permission, so
you'll also need to change another setting. Follow these steps:
- Navigate to
the NNTP Virtual Server you use for the newsgroup folder.
the Default virtual directory, and select Properties.
- On the General tab, select the Restrict
Newsgroup Visibility check box, and click OK to close the dialog
- Right-click the NNTP Virtual Server, stop the
service, and restart the service to make your changes take
Now, any users or groups that don't have Folder
Visible permissions to the newsgroup folder won't see the