Application Queues


Updated: July 19, 2016

Applies To: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server Technical Preview, Windows Vista

Queues that are generated, or created, by an application or the Message Queuing administrator are often referred to as application queues. Depending on the service provided by the queue, application queues can be public or private, and they can be transactional or nontransactional (for example, administration queues cannot be transactional).

Application queues may appear in the following roles:

  • Destination queues—any queue that the sending application sends messages to or that the receiving application reads messages from.

  • Administration queues—queues used for acknowledgment messages returned by Message Queuing or connector applications.

  • Response queues—queues used by receiving applications to return response messages to the sending application.

  • Report queues—queues used to store report messages returned by Message Queuing.

For information onSee
What destination queues are and how they are usedDestination Queues
What administration queues are and how they are usedAdministration Queues
What response queues are and how they are usedResponse Queues
What report queues are and how they are usedReport Queues