Be Prepared: Known Issues for Upgrading to Windows Server 2008

There are a few differences in MSMQ and IIS functionality between Windows Server 2003 (MSMQ v3.0) and Windows Server 2008 (MSMQ v4.0). This means that there are a few configuration changes you may have to make to your MSMQ system post-upgrade to make everything function the way it did on Windows Server 2003. Issues with…

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Please Stand By

Justin is out of the country and I’m on the far side of the continent, so we’re experiencing a small break in our posting schedule. For now, a quick tip: MSMQ is a transport. It supports a few mechanisms for scanning through the messages in a queue, but they were never intended for high performance…

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Determining Whether a Remote Queue Exists, Part 1

One of the basic principles of MSMQ’s design is that sender and receiver are decoupled. The sending application does not need to know whether the receiving application is running or even reachable under current network conditions: it can just send, and let MSMQ take care of getting the message to the destination at whatever time that’s…

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A Preview of Windows Server 2008 MSMQ Clustering

A very user friendly administrator UI tool for creating, configuring and managing MSMQ Clusters While this isn’t really a new MSMQ clustering feature, it’s worth being mentioned first. If you have used Win2k3 Cluster’s Cluster Admin UI, you will find the new and improved UI tool, which can be launched from Start->Administrative Tools->Failover Cluster Manager,…

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MSMQ + System.Messaging + WCF + Free T-Shirts = One Incredible Conference

TechEd Developers 2007 is just a couple days away now and we’re getting really excited to hear what you have to say.  If you use MSMQ, System.Messaging, or WCF Queues, please be sure to stop by our Ask the Experts booth so we can see what’s on your mind and tell you about what’s on ours. …

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