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I'm trying to script the setup of a web-server role for our application using PowerShell & dism. The application requires the following features for MSMQ support (excluding IIS features for brevity): * MSMQ-Container * MSMQ-Server * MSMQ-ADIntegration * MSMQ-HTTP

I can install these features using dism /Online /Enable-Feature:xxx fine on Windows 7 but when I try to install MSMQ-Container on a Windows 2008 R2 machine I get the following error:

Error: 0x800f080c

Feature name MSMQ-Container is unknown.

If I leave it out then the rest MSMQ of the features install correctly on Windows 2008 R2, but then the script fails on Windows 7 with this error:

Error: 50

The operation completed but MSMQ-Server feature was not enabled. Ensure that the following parent feature(s) are enabled first. If they are already enabled, refer to the log file for further diagnostics. MSMQ-Container

I guess the question is, what is MSMQ-Container and do I need it?

If not, then I guess I'll need customise the script to use different packages on W7 and W2k8r2..

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

This blog by the MSMQ product group may help:

"Automate Your MSMQ Installation"

which says

  • MSMQ-Container on Vista doesn’t actually represent a component or service by itself, so installing it won’t do much for you. At the same time, trying to install just MSMQ-Server won’t get you where you’re going, either. If you want just the very basic MSMQ server functionality, you need to install MSMQ-Container and MSMQ-Server together.
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Thanks John. That makes sense – Jason Duffett Mar 1 '12 at 20:29

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