The easy way to get hold of MSMQ hotfixes

This isn’t news but I thought I should highlight it in case its new to you. If you want a hotfix for a problem Microsoft has resolved in MSMQ (or in any other of their products) then you don’t need to phone in and raise a support request. You can instead use the Hotfix Request Web Submission…

4

MSMQ at TechEd Developers

If you’re in Barcelona this week and want to chat about MSMQ then come along to the “Ask The Experts” area on Tuesday/Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoon. I’ll be sitting at the “Microsoft Vista” pod with an “I’m an expert in Vista” badge (no, don’t ask why…). Also make sure you try out the Hands-On…

4

MSMQ messages using HTTP just won’t get delivered #6

Here’s another “MSMQ messages wouldn’t leave the outgoing queue” problem that a customer reported this week. The root cause was an entry in the HOSTS file from an ancient project the machine had been used for in a previous life: 127.0.0.1       localhost10.12.4.7       intranet To process the HTTP request, the MQISE component makes an RPC call…

1

Making MSMQ’s persistent storage … persistent

I had a customer the other day find that their performance with MSMQ was pretty poor until they defragged the disk. Not only were the storage files fragmented so reading and writing recoverable messages was slow but also creating new storage files on demand took time as free space was not contiguous. This got me thinking about…

0

There’s a Vista stability patch that is not available on Windows Update

Found a Vista patch that “improves the compatibility, reliability, and stability of Windows Vista”. Well, actually, my machine found it through “problem reports and solutions” (great Vista feature) after it crashed  J   An update is available that improves the compatibility, reliability, and stability of Windows Vista   I have no idea why this update…

4