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How do I activate Message Queuing in my Windows installation?



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

activate help install message-queue microsoft msmq prtg

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

Last change on Oct 6, 2011 11:54:26 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 16 or later

MSMQ Message Queuing

To use the Windows MSMQ Queue Length Sensor in PRTG you need to start the Message Queuing service on both the computer running the PRTG probe and the target system (for example, start services in services.msc).

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

For details, please see these Microsoft articles:

Directory Service Integration

Note: When installing Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Server, make sure you install it including 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

See sample screen shots below.

Windows Server 2012 R2

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Windows 10

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Created on Oct 6, 2011 11:36:11 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

Last change on Aug 25, 2017 2:23:16 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

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