What publically available tools are there for troubleshooting MSMQ problems?

Here’s a list of utilities that you may want to familiarise yourself with before trying to resolve any MSMQ networking issues you encounter. Most of them are already well documented on TechNet so there isn’t much for me to say except “I wish there were more!”   MSMQ Backup The most important tool is MQBKUP.EXE so…

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MSMQ security bulletin MS07-065

A buffer overrun has been identified in MSMQ 2.0 (Windows 2000) and MSMQ 3.0 (Windows XP) which allows code to be executed as Local System. To exploit this vulnerability locally on Microsoft 2000 Professional and Windows XP, an attacker would first have to log on to the system. To exploit this vulnerability remotely on Microsoft…

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MSMQ messages using HTTP just won’t get delivered #7

Here’s one I’ve copied from the Motley Queüe Blog for Windows 2008 so its a bit early. MSMQ’s transactional message support uses internal messages called “order ACKs” to coordinate between sender and receiver so that no user messages are lost. When transactional messages are sent via HTTP, the URLs used to send the order ACKs…

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How do I get transactional remote receives with MSMQ?

It is not always efficient for business reasons to implement a classic push system – “send remote, read local” – and a pull mechanism may instead be required – “send local, read remote”. The downside to this has been that the “read remote” couild not be transactional which makes the operation unreliable and prone to data loss. Transactional…

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Using MSMQ with Enhanced Write Filters from Windows XP Embedded

Probably a niche implementation but if it helps someone then it has been worthwhile. Windows XPe (XP Embedded) comes with an option called an Enhanced Write Filter that prevents the disk devices from being updated. Any updates are instead made to an Overlay that exists in RAM (volatile) or on another disk device (persistent). These are touched on…

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