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Finding Queues in Server Explorer

Using Server Explorer, you can explore existing queues on any computer to which you have access. You can view any public, private, or system queue available on these computers, including those queues you create in Visual Studio .NET.

Note   The Servers node of the Server Explorer is not available in the Standard Edition of Visual Basic and Visual C# .NET. For more information, see Visual Basic Standard Edition Features or Visual C# Standard Edition Features.

You can also see information about queues in the Windows 2000 Computer Management window, or in the Create Message Queue dialog box that appears when you set the path for an instance of the MessageQueue component.

To locate a queue in Server Explorer

  1. Expand the Server node, and then expand the node for the server you want to view.
    Tip   If the server you want to view is not listed, you need to add it. For more information, see Accessing and Initializing Server Explorer.
  2. Locate and expand the Message Queues node beneath it.
    Note   If the Message Queues node will not expand, an error icon appears next to it. This means that the computer on which you are trying to view queues does not have Message Queuing installed. For information on how to install and configure Message Queuing, see your Message Queuing documentation.
  3. Expand Public Queues, Private Queues, or System Queues depending on the type of queue you are trying to locate.
    Note   Expanding a public message queue can take a while if the domain is large, or if the domain controller uses an older version of Message Queuing. Use Message Queuing version 2.0 or above for the best performance.
  4. Expand the node for the queue you want to work with.

To find a queue in the Message Queuing node of Computer Management

  1. On the desktop for your computer, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
  2. In the dialog box that appears, expand the Services and Applications node.
  3. Expand the Message Queuing node. A full list of the queues on the computer appears.

See Also

Creating, Deleting, and Administering Queues | Create Message Queue Dialog Box