When you create a queue, you are prompted to specify the minimal information needed. Each queue has many more properties (attributes) that you can set. After you create a queue, you can view and modify the values of many additional attributes.

Creating queues

To create queues
  1. Open Computer Management.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the queue folder.


    • Computer Management/Services and Applications/Message Queuing/YourQueueFolder (either Public Queues or Private Queues)

  3. Point to New, and then click Public Queue (or Private Queue) to open the New Object – Public Queue dialog box (or the New Private Queue dialog box).

  4. Under Queue name, type a name for the new queue, and then click OK. Or, if you want to create a queue to accept transactional messages, type a name, select the Transactional check box, and then click OK.

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.

  • You cannot create queues in the Outgoing Queues or System Queues folder. Queues in these folders are created automatically.

  • The queue objects for the queues residing on a particular computer are child objects of the msmq object on the applicable computer. Thus, to create a queue, you must have the Create All Child Objects permission for the msmq object under which the queue will be created.

  • You can create public queues on remote computers using Active Directory Users and Computers. To do so, you must have domain administrative permissions and be logged on with a domain user account.

  • When you create a queue, the default permission is that everyone can send to this queue. For tighter security, you can change the default security permissions for the queue. You can also specify properties for the queue when you create it. For example, you can specify to accept authenticated messages only. For instructions, see Allow Only Authenticated Messages on Queues.

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