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I've used MSMQ on a Windows 2003 server before and noticed I could monitor the public and private queues.

Does anyone know if you can do this on Windows 2008 server? If so, how do I access it because I've search and can't find a way to monitor this. At least not from a GUI interface like before.

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Has Message Queuing been installed on the machine?

Server Manager | Features | Add Features

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Yes, it's installed already using Features > Message Queuing. –  Michael May 12 '10 at 17:27
Yes it's been install already. I used the Features area to install it as well as made sure the service is running. I just want to know if it has an interface/GUI like windows 2003 does. In win2003 it's under Computer management > Services and Applications > Message Queuing –  Michael May 12 '10 at 20:03
Never mind I found it. I had to go to mmc > Add the computer management snap-in and it was under services and applications. –  Michael May 12 '10 at 20:06
@Michael: Suggest you add that as an answer and accept it. –  Richard May 13 '10 at 8:04

IMHO MSMQ is the MS tool with the worst support for end user as it is much more intended to be used programmatically. I used QueueExplorer for management:


Management can be also done using PowerShell (both interactive and script, but on command-line on course)

Regards, D

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