Host Integration Server 2009 Management Pack for SCOM 2007 is now available in the Management Pack catalogue

  The Host Integration Server 2009 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 provides the capabilities for Operations Manager to discover and monitor the availability of Host Integration Server 2009 server components and applications. It includes availability monitors for the SNA Gateway, Application Integration, Data Integration, and Message Integration features. In addition to health monitoring capabilities,…

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MSMQ messages using HTTP just won't get delivered #17

If you are having trouble sending transactional messages from a Windows XP client, bear in mind that the format of the Mapping file you have created is going to be different from that used in later operating systems. The differences are discussed in Message Queuing HTTP Deployment Scenarios for Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 and Microsoft®…

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Troubleshooting MSMQ over HTTP - nothing in the web server log files?

If you are scratching your head because the files in the %windir%\system32\LogFiles\W3SVC1 directory have no entries for the incoming MSMQ messages then you need to tick two boxes: Open up Computer Management Navigate to: Services and Applications Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager Web Sites Default Web Site Right-click the web site and choose Properties On the Web…

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Error 0xC00E0033 when you try and install MSMQ with Active Directory Integration

As is the way, when I set up various tests with my trusty servers I bump into problems that haven’t been documented before. The machines are used for many scenarios so have changed domain a few times and been upgraded every now and then. I know I should build fresh ones but the old virtual…

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Setting storage quotas for multiple instances of MSMQ on a cluster

Microsoft Message Queuing is capable of handling a large volume of messages at any one time but this ability is not limitless. The performance of any machine, no matter the specification, will degrade eventually and to prevent this it is recommended to make use of storage limits (also known as system quotas). Default values are…

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Dependent clients still good past their sell-by dates

Sharing an interesting support case that I resolved today. Dependent clients are not a common MSMQ installation type for a number of reasons. Mainly people don’t know they exist but also support for them has been reduced in recent versions of MSMQ). An example scenario where dependent clients are useful could be as follows: A…

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How often does MSMQ crawl your forest?

MSMQ comes in two parts: The moving of messages from one place to another The mapping of where messages can be sent For this blog post, I’m concentrating on the second. If you have Active Directory-integrated clients then you will have a lot of information stored on the domain controllers to make them work. For example,…

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Today's favourite command line (#4 in a series)

I’m currently struggling with some massive text files that contain error logging from MSMQ. Unfortunately a lot of the content is noise – entries that are of no use in the troubleshooting process but can’t be switched off beforehand. I’ve just worked out that the command line utility FIND has what I need. For example,…

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Use Windows security sparingly for MSMQ messages

Looking for help on an (unrelated) MSMQ issue, I found this footnote to one of the posts on Peter Bromberg’s blog which I thought was worth sharing:  And here is a performance issue I didn’t know before: Use Windows Security SparinglyMSMQ uses the standard Windows security model. You can configure queues to permit only senders and…

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