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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bill Bradshaw, May 25, 2010.

  1. Bill Bradshaw

    Bill Bradshaw Flightless Bird

    So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup their NNTP
    program and downloaded the groups. This group does not show up. Can
    somebody tell me where I can go try and figure out exactly what the hell
    Microsoft is up to?
    --
    <Bill>

    Brought to you from Anchorage, Alaska.
     
  2. Bill Bradshaw

    Bill Bradshaw Flightless Bird

    It looks like you have to use two versions of NNTP to cover all the forums.
    The Answers version and the Forum version. Answers uses port 120 and Forums
    uses port 119.
    --
    <Bill>

    Brought to you from Anchorage, Alaska.

    Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    > So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup their
    > NNTP program and downloaded the groups. This group does not show up.
    > Can somebody tell me where I can go try and figure out exactly what
    > the hell Microsoft is up to?
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    What groups?

    To access TechNet, MSDN, and Expression web-forums via your newsreader,
    you'll need one version of NNTP Bridge installed (i.e., MS Forums NNTP
    Bridge).

    To access Answers web-forums via your newsreader, you'll need another
    version of NNTP Bridge installed (i.e., MS Answers NNTP Bridge).

    You cannot (nor do you need to) access this or other MS newsgroups via NNTP
    Bridge.

    cf.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2010/05/22/nntp-bridge-client-update.aspx
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    > So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup their NNTP
    > program and downloaded the groups. This group does not show up. Can
    > somebody tell me where I can go try and figure out exactly what the hell
    > Microsoft is up to?
     
  4. Doug

    Doug Flightless Bird

    Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >> It looks like you have to use two versions of NNTP to cover all the
    >> forums. The Answers version and the Forum version. Answers uses
    >> port 120 and Forums uses port 119.
    >> --
    >> <Bill>
    >>
    >> Brought to you from Anchorage, Alaska.
    >>
    >> Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >>> So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup their
    >>> NNTP program and downloaded the groups. This group does not show
    >>> up. Can somebody tell me where I can go try and figure out exactly
    >>> what the hell Microsoft is up to?


    FWIW I found it a PITA to have the two bridges on different ports, reader
    setup wise.

    You can change the answers bridge to port 119 (there is a
    sumthinorother.config.exe file in the bridges installation folder you can
    edit with Notepad) and it works fine.

    D
     
  5. Bill Bradshaw

    Bill Bradshaw Flightless Bird

    I had actually downloaded at some point both versions and had them on my
    computer so everything is worked out. Thanks for your response.

    <Bill>

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > What groups?
    >
    > To access TechNet, MSDN, and Expression web-forums via your
    > newsreader, you'll need one version of NNTP Bridge installed (i.e.,
    > MS Forums NNTP Bridge).
    >
    > To access Answers web-forums via your newsreader, you'll need another
    > version of NNTP Bridge installed (i.e., MS Answers NNTP Bridge).
    >
    > You cannot (nor do you need to) access this or other MS newsgroups
    > via NNTP Bridge.
    >
    > cf.
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2010/05/22/nntp-bridge-client-update.aspx
    >
    > Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >> So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup their
    >> NNTP program and downloaded the groups. This group does not show
    >> up. Can somebody tell me where I can go try and figure out exactly
    >> what the hell Microsoft is up to?
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    You're welcome as always, Bill. Got summer yet?

    Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    > I had actually downloaded at some point both versions and had them on my
    > computer so everything is worked out. Thanks for your response.
    >
    > <Bill>
    >
    > PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >> What groups?
    >>
    >> To access TechNet, MSDN, and Expression web-forums via your
    >> newsreader, you'll need one version of NNTP Bridge installed (i.e.,
    >> MS Forums NNTP Bridge).
    >>
    >> To access Answers web-forums via your newsreader, you'll need another
    >> version of NNTP Bridge installed (i.e., MS Answers NNTP Bridge).
    >>
    >> You cannot (nor do you need to) access this or other MS newsgroups
    >> via NNTP Bridge.
    >>
    >> cf.
    >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2010/05/22/nntp-bridge-client-update.aspx
    >>
    >> Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >>> So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup their
    >>> NNTP program and downloaded the groups. This group does not show
    >>> up. Can somebody tell me where I can go try and figure out exactly
    >>> what the hell Microsoft is up to?
     
  7. Bill Bradshaw

    Bill Bradshaw Flightless Bird

    I got the NNTP bridge programs installed on my Windows XP Pro computer
    without major problems. I am now trying to install them on my Windows 7 Pro
    computer and I am getting the following error:

    Error: Setup has detected that the file
    'C:/Users\BILL-S~1\AppData\Local\Temp\VSD7E45.tmp\DotNetFx35Client\DotNetFx35ClientSetup.exe'
    has changed since it was initially published.

    Hopefully there is some place I can turn for help.
    --
    <Bill>

    Brought to you from Anchorage, Alaska.

    Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    > So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup their
    > NNTP program and downloaded the groups.
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Support for NNTP Bridge is only available via the Connect private newsgroup;
    see https://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums

    Tip: See http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/


    Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    > I got the NNTP bridge programs installed on my Windows XP Pro computer
    > without major problems. I am now trying to install them on my Windows 7
    > Pro
    > computer and I am getting the following error:
    >
    > Error: Setup has detected that the file
    > 'C:/Users\BILL-S~1\AppData\Local\Temp\VSD7E45.tmp\DotNetFx35Client\DotNetFx35ClientSetup.exe'
    > has changed since it was initially published.
    >
    > Hopefully there is some place I can turn for help.
    >
    > Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >> So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup their
    >> NNTP program and downloaded the groups.
     
  9. Bill Bradshaw

    Bill Bradshaw Flightless Bird

    The successful help was to forget setup.exe and just run the msi program.
    Everything is working now.

    <Bill>

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > Support for NNTP Bridge is only available via the Connect private
    > newsgroup; see https://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums
    >
    > Tip: See http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/
    >
    >
    > Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >> I got the NNTP bridge programs installed on my Windows XP Pro
    >> computer without major problems. I am now trying to install them on
    >> my Windows 7 Pro
    >> computer and I am getting the following error:
    >>
    >> Error: Setup has detected that the file
    >> 'C:/Users\BILL-S~1\AppData\Local\Temp\VSD7E45.tmp\DotNetFx35Client\DotNetFx35ClientSetup.exe'
    >> has changed since it was initially published.
    >>
    >> Hopefully there is some place I can turn for help.
    >>
    >> Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >>> So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup their
    >>> NNTP program and downloaded the groups.
     
  10. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Bill Bradshaw" <bradshaw@gci.net> wrote in message
    news:-O6BH%23OV$KHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > The successful help was to forget setup.exe and just run the msi program.
    > Everything is working now.


    Hi Bill,

    Since you have both NNTP Bridge Applications installed and working properly,
    perhaps you can offer me some insight on a problem I'm having with "MS
    Answers NNTP Bridge".

    I've successfully installed the "MS Forums NNTP Bridge" Application and it's
    working as billed. However, when I install the "MS Answers NNTP Bridge" and
    try to log on to the server I'm confronted with the following Error message:

    "In order to use the Microsoft Answers NNTP Bridge you must first log into
    forums and enable the "Use NNTP Bridge" option in the "My Settings" page.
    Be sure to use the same live ID login that you use for the NNTP Bridge
    Application."

    I guess my question to you would be, is there more than one place you must
    have "Use NNTP Bridge" checked in order to get the Answers NNTP Bridge to
    work?

    Don


    >
    > <Bill>
    >
    > PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >> Support for NNTP Bridge is only available via the Connect private
    >> newsgroup; see https://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums
    >>
    >> Tip: See http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/
    >>
    >>
    >> Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >>> I got the NNTP bridge programs installed on my Windows XP Pro
    >>> computer without major problems. I am now trying to install them on
    >>> my Windows 7 Pro
    >>> computer and I am getting the following error:
    >>>
    >>> Error: Setup has detected that the file
    >>> 'C:/Users\BILL-S~1\AppData\Local\Temp\VSD7E45.tmp\DotNetFx35Client\DotNetFx35ClientSetup.exe'
    >>> has changed since it was initially published.
    >>>
    >>> Hopefully there is some place I can turn for help.
    >>>
    >>> Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >>>> So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup their
    >>>> NNTP program and downloaded the groups.

    >
    >
     
  11. Bill Bradshaw

    Bill Bradshaw Flightless Bird

    I believe you do have go to answers and check use NNTP. Go to the
    following site, login, and check under My Settings to make sure use NNTP is
    checked.

    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7programs/threads?filter=answered

    --
    <Bill>

    Brought to you from Anchorage, Alaska.

    Donald Anadell wrote:
    > "Bill Bradshaw" <bradshaw@gci.net> wrote in message
    > news:-O6BH%23OV$KHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> The successful help was to forget setup.exe and just run the msi
    >> program. Everything is working now.

    >
    > Hi Bill,
    >
    > Since you have both NNTP Bridge Applications installed and working
    > properly, perhaps you can offer me some insight on a problem I'm
    > having with "MS Answers NNTP Bridge".
    >
    > I've successfully installed the "MS Forums NNTP Bridge" Application
    > and it's working as billed. However, when I install the "MS Answers
    > NNTP Bridge" and try to log on to the server I'm confronted with the
    > following Error message:
    > "In order to use the Microsoft Answers NNTP Bridge you must first log
    > into forums and enable the "Use NNTP Bridge" option in the "My
    > Settings" page. Be sure to use the same live ID login that you use
    > for the NNTP Bridge Application."
    >
    > I guess my question to you would be, is there more than one place you
    > must have "Use NNTP Bridge" checked in order to get the Answers NNTP
    > Bridge to work?
    >
    > Don
    >
    >
    >>
    >> <Bill>
    >>
    >> PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >>> Support for NNTP Bridge is only available via the Connect private
    >>> newsgroup; see https://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums
    >>>
    >>> Tip: See http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >>>> I got the NNTP bridge programs installed on my Windows XP Pro
    >>>> computer without major problems. I am now trying to install them
    >>>> on my Windows 7 Pro
    >>>> computer and I am getting the following error:
    >>>>
    >>>> Error: Setup has detected that the file
    >>>> 'C:/Users\BILL-S~1\AppData\Local\Temp\VSD7E45.tmp\DotNetFx35Client\DotNetFx35ClientSetup.exe'
    >>>> has changed since it was initially published.
    >>>>
    >>>> Hopefully there is some place I can turn for help.
    >>>>
    >>>> Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >>>>> So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup
    >>>>> their NNTP program and downloaded the groups.
     
  12. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Flightless Bird

    "Bill Bradshaw" <bradshaw@gci.net> wrote:

    >So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup their NNTP
    >program and downloaded the groups. This group does not show up. Can
    >somebody tell me where I can go try and figure out exactly what the hell
    >Microsoft is up to?



    Jochen Kalmbach, an MVP, developed an NNTP bridge for the MSDN Forums
    (as an alternative to Microsoft's bridge):


    http://blog.kalmbach-software.de/2010/05/26/ann-community-forums-nntp-bridge/
    http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/

    The early reviews are good.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@bls.gov
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  13. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Bill Bradshaw" <bradshaw@gci.net> wrote in message
    news:-OxTRubc$KHA.5916@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > I believe you do have go to answers and check use NNTP. Go to the
    > following site, login, and check under My Settings to make sure use NNTP
    > is checked.
    >
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7programs/threads?filter=answered



    Thanks Bill,

    I've already been to that site, problem is I don't get any "Settings" link
    on that page. I've tried signing in and signing out on that page but still
    no Settings link.

    Donald Anadell



    >
    > --
    > <Bill>
    >
    > Brought to you from Anchorage, Alaska.
    >
    > Donald Anadell wrote:
    >> "Bill Bradshaw" <bradshaw@gci.net> wrote in message
    >> news:-O6BH%23OV$KHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> The successful help was to forget setup.exe and just run the msi
    >>> program. Everything is working now.

    >>
    >> Hi Bill,
    >>
    >> Since you have both NNTP Bridge Applications installed and working
    >> properly, perhaps you can offer me some insight on a problem I'm
    >> having with "MS Answers NNTP Bridge".
    >>
    >> I've successfully installed the "MS Forums NNTP Bridge" Application
    >> and it's working as billed. However, when I install the "MS Answers
    >> NNTP Bridge" and try to log on to the server I'm confronted with the
    >> following Error message:
    >> "In order to use the Microsoft Answers NNTP Bridge you must first log
    >> into forums and enable the "Use NNTP Bridge" option in the "My
    >> Settings" page. Be sure to use the same live ID login that you use
    >> for the NNTP Bridge Application."
    >>
    >> I guess my question to you would be, is there more than one place you
    >> must have "Use NNTP Bridge" checked in order to get the Answers NNTP
    >> Bridge to work?
    >>
    >> Don
    >>
    >>
    >>>
    >>> <Bill>
    >>>
    >>> PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >>>> Support for NNTP Bridge is only available via the Connect private
    >>>> newsgroup; see https://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums
    >>>>
    >>>> Tip: See http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >>>>> I got the NNTP bridge programs installed on my Windows XP Pro
    >>>>> computer without major problems. I am now trying to install them
    >>>>> on my Windows 7 Pro
    >>>>> computer and I am getting the following error:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Error: Setup has detected that the file
    >>>>> 'C:/Users\BILL-S~1\AppData\Local\Temp\VSD7E45.tmp\DotNetFx35Client\DotNetFx35ClientSetup.exe'
    >>>>> has changed since it was initially published.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Hopefully there is some place I can turn for help.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >>>>>> So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup
    >>>>>> their NNTP program and downloaded the groups.

    >
    >
     
  14. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Bill Bradshaw" <bradshaw@gci.net> wrote in message
    news:-OxTRubc$KHA.5916@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > I believe you do have go to answers and check use NNTP. Go to the
    > following site, login, and check under My Settings to make sure use NNTP
    > is checked.
    >
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7programs/threads?filter=answered


    Hi Bill,

    Got it resovled. I was going to that site using IE6 and the page was not
    displaying the settings links. Once I visited the site using IE8 I was able
    to get the My Settings link and tick the "Use NTTP Bridge". Now the Answers
    Bridge is working on all machines on my Home Network.

    Thanks again,

    Donald Anadell


    >
    > --
    > <Bill>
    >
    > Brought to you from Anchorage, Alaska.
    >
    > Donald Anadell wrote:
    >> "Bill Bradshaw" <bradshaw@gci.net> wrote in message
    >> news:-O6BH%23OV$KHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> The successful help was to forget setup.exe and just run the msi
    >>> program. Everything is working now.

    >>
    >> Hi Bill,
    >>
    >> Since you have both NNTP Bridge Applications installed and working
    >> properly, perhaps you can offer me some insight on a problem I'm
    >> having with "MS Answers NNTP Bridge".
    >>
    >> I've successfully installed the "MS Forums NNTP Bridge" Application
    >> and it's working as billed. However, when I install the "MS Answers
    >> NNTP Bridge" and try to log on to the server I'm confronted with the
    >> following Error message:
    >> "In order to use the Microsoft Answers NNTP Bridge you must first log
    >> into forums and enable the "Use NNTP Bridge" option in the "My
    >> Settings" page. Be sure to use the same live ID login that you use
    >> for the NNTP Bridge Application."
    >>
    >> I guess my question to you would be, is there more than one place you
    >> must have "Use NNTP Bridge" checked in order to get the Answers NNTP
    >> Bridge to work?
    >>
    >> Don
    >>
    >>
    >>>
    >>> <Bill>
    >>>
    >>> PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >>>> Support for NNTP Bridge is only available via the Connect private
    >>>> newsgroup; see https://connect.microsoft.com/MicrosoftForums
    >>>>
    >>>> Tip: See http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >>>>> I got the NNTP bridge programs installed on my Windows XP Pro
    >>>>> computer without major problems. I am now trying to install them
    >>>>> on my Windows 7 Pro
    >>>>> computer and I am getting the following error:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Error: Setup has detected that the file
    >>>>> 'C:/Users\BILL-S~1\AppData\Local\Temp\VSD7E45.tmp\DotNetFx35Client\DotNetFx35ClientSetup.exe'
    >>>>> has changed since it was initially published.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Hopefully there is some place I can turn for help.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Bill Bradshaw wrote:
    >>>>>> So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup
    >>>>>> their NNTP program and downloaded the groups.

    >
    >
     
  15. Bill Bradshaw

    Bill Bradshaw Flightless Bird

    I have it working fine on my Windows 7 Pro computer but not on my Windows XP
    Pro SP3 computer. I have to figure out what I am doing wrong on the XP
    computer. What I like is it saves you from having to run 2 programs and all
    of the forums are in one place. I wonder why Microsoft did not do this?
    --
    <Bill>

    Brought to you from Anchorage, Alaska.

    Tim Slattery wrote:
    > "Bill Bradshaw" <bradshaw@gci.net> wrote:
    >
    >> So Microsoft is going to close down this group. I have setup their
    >> NNTP program and downloaded the groups. This group does not show
    >> up. Can somebody tell me where I can go try and figure out exactly
    >> what the hell Microsoft is up to?

    >
    >
    > Jochen Kalmbach, an MVP, developed an NNTP bridge for the MSDN Forums
    > (as an alternative to Microsoft's bridge):
    >
    >
    > http://blog.kalmbach-software.de/2010/05/26/ann-community-forums-nntp-bridge/
    > http://communitybridge.codeplex.com/
    >
    > The early reviews are good.
     

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