You cannot delete an individual message from a queue. Instead, you can purge all messages to completely clear the contents of the queue.

Purging messages

To purge messages
  1. Open Computer Management.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Queue messages or the subqueue from which you want to purge messages.


    • Computer Management/Services and Applications/Message Queuing/YourQueueFolder (such as Public Queues or Private Queues)/MainQueueName/Queue messages or SubqueueName

  3. Point to All Tasks, and then click Purge.

  4. Click Yes to confirm that you want to delete all messages in the queue.

Additional considerations

  • To open Computer Management on Windows® 7, click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Manage.

  • To open Computer Management on Windows Server® 2008 R2, click Start, click All Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.

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