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How do I activate Message Queuing in my Windows installation?



How do I activate Message Queuing in my Windows installation in order to use the Windows MSMQ Queue Length sensor?

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Created on Oct 6, 2011 11:36:07 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Jul 9, 2019 5:45:34 AM by  Maike Guba [Paessler Support] (2,404) 2 1

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This article applies as of PRTG 22

MSMQ Message Queuing

To use the Windows MSMQ Queue Length sensor in PRTG, you need to start the Message Queuing service on both the probe system and the target system. You can start services via services.msc.

Message Queuing is only automatically installed on some Windows Server versions. Depending on the Windows version you are using, you might have to install the Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Server first.

For details, see Installing and Managing Message Queuing.
Applies to: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016

Directory Service Integration

Note: When installing the MSMQ Server, make sure it also includes the Directory Service. Depending on your Windows installation, this might have different names, such as

  • MSMQ Active Directory Domain Service Integration
  • Directory Service Integration
  • Active Directory Integration
Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2012 R2
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Windows 10

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Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 2008 R2
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Windows 7

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Created on Oct 6, 2011 11:36:11 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Jun 19, 2023 4:04:22 PM by  Fruzsina Ébelle [Paessler Support]

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