If you’re interested in solving "Insufficient Resources" problems with MSMQ …

then you definitely want to read these blog posts by Mark Russinovich: Pushing the Limits of Windows: Physical Memory Pushing the Limits of Windows: Virtual Memory Pushing the Limits of Windows: Paged and Nonpaged Pool Pushing the Limits of Windows: Processes and Threads Pushing the Limits of Windows: Handles I was fortunate enough to catch…

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Service Pack 2 released for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Yes, I know it’s a bit late but I didn’t realise it had been Released To Web until Windows Update prompted me to install it today. From The Windows Blog: “Consumers with Windows Vista SP1 can visit the Microsoft Download Center or use Windows Update (WU) to install SP2, but my suggestion is to turn…

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Current list of MSMQ hotfixes

[[Edited November 6th, 2009]]   I think it is always a good idea to keep on top of any changes to the products you are using and this includes knowing what hotfixes have been released since the latest service pack. To this end I’ve produced a table of the hotfixes available for MSMQ. Hotfixes are cumulative so…

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Installing the MSMQ Windows feature complains "An error has occurred. Not all of the features were successfully changed."

If you try to install MSMQ through “Windows Features” in Vista or Windows Server 2008 but receive an error message pop-up (“An error has occurred. Not all of the features were successfully changed.”) then you may need to check the integrity of your installation. You can do this with the System Update Readiness Tool which…

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0x800288c5 trying to install MSMQ on Windows Vista

Not specifically an MSMQ problem but one encountered mainly by people installing Message Queuing anyway. The symptoms are as follows: While installing MSMQ on Windows Vista, the component setup churns away for 30-40 minutes before coming back with an error. A message box titles “Windows Optional Component Setup” appears complaining “The component setup program encountered an…

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MSMQ 4.0 runs with the Network Service account instead of Local System

The changes in security between Windows XP and Windows Vista have thrown up one or two problems for MSMQ. Take this one: You cannot send or receive encrypted Message Queuing messages after you upgrade a computer from Windows XP to Windows Vista The move to running MSMQ under the (less privileged) Network Service account instead of (all…

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Remote transactional reads only work in MSMQ 4.0

Important note about performing remote transactional reads (introduced in MSMQ 4.0) – both the machine reading the queue and the machine hosting the queue have to be running MSMQ 4.0, not just the reader. 929788 Error message when you perform a transactional remote receive that invokes an external transaction from a down-level client: “0x800706D9 – “There…

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Windows Vista SP1 resolves MSMQ problem of invalid dNSHostname attribute

Here’s a problem that only affects Windows Vista and MSMQ 4.0, resolved in the recent service pack:  929787 Message Queuing 4.0 may not send a message to a remote public queue if the dNSHostName attribute on the Active Directory object of the destination computer is not set Here’s a screen-shot to help with checking the…

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Uninstalling service pack 1 for Vista breaks MSMQ

Looks like testing of SP1 may not have been as thorough as it could have been. Basically uninstalling the Vista service pack deletes one of the key internal queues that MSMQ uses and you will need to manually recreate it. The Message Queueing service does not start when you run Windows Vista in Workgroup mode…

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Virtualising – support in Virtual PC and Virtual Server for more operating systems

If you plan to run Vista SP1 or Windows 2008 within Virtual PC or Virtual Server then you should install the new updated versions (released yesterday):   Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 with 948515: Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 does not support Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, or Windows XP Service…

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