When you pause the operation of an outgoing queue, you postpone the sending of messages from that queue to the corresponding destination queue. This way, you can send all pending messages to a destination queue at a later time. You can also pause the operation of all outgoing queues by taking Message Queuing—and thus the outgoing queues—offline from the network. For more information, see Take Outgoing Queues Offline.

Pausing or resuming an outgoing queue

To pause or resume an outgoing queue
  1. Open Computer Management.

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


    • Computer Management/Services and Applications/Message Queuing/Outgoing Queues/YourOutgoingQueue

  3. Point to All Tasks.

  4. Click Pause. Or, to resume the operation of the queue, click Resume.

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.

  • The icons of outgoing queues that are offline are marked by an X on a circular red background in the Computer Management console tree.

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