How do I know if I have MSMQ transactional?

You can check if a queue is transactional in the properties for the queue in the Message Queueing management console. You have to treat it like a DB transaction — begin the transaction by creating the new MSMQ transaction, and then either commit or abort the operation.

What are transactional queues?

If a queue is transactional, it accepts only messages that are sent as part of a transaction. However, a non-transactional message can be sent or received from a local transaction queue without explicitly using transactional Begin, Commit, and Abort syntax.

Is MSMQ distributed?

MSMQ is a distributed or federated messaging system where every server hosts the queue infrastructure, and outgoing messages are sent locally before being delivered to their ultimate address.

Can we do transactions using MSMQ?

The Transacted sample demonstrates how to perform transacted queued communication by using Message Queuing (MSMQ). When transactions are used to send and receive messages, there are actually two separate transactions.

How do you test MSMQ connectivity?

To test your messaging system using the Test Messaging System dialog box, follow these steps:

  1. Select MSMQ as the Messaging System.
  2. Specify a host name for the Computer Name, not a TCP address.
  3. Specify a Queue Name, such as private$\Magic.
  4. Enter a message in the Message box and click Send Message.

What is private queue in MSMQ?

Private queues are queues that are not published in Active Directory and are displayed only on the local computer that contains them.

How do I create a transactional queue?

Computer Management Console Type compmgmt. msc in the Run window and press Enter. Now provide a good name for the queue; I used “ProcessOrder” and mark it as “Transactional”. It makes your queue “Transactional Queue”.

Why is Kafka over other messages?

Kafka replicates data and is able to support multiple subscribers. Additionally, it automatically balances consumers in the event of failure. That means that it’s more reliable than similar messaging services available. Kafka Offers High Performance.

What is the use of MSMQ?

MSMQ is essentially a messaging protocol that allows applications running on separate servers/processes to communicate in a failsafe manner. A queue is a temporary storage location from which messages can be sent and received reliably, as and when conditions permit.

What type of timer is MSMQ?

Timers. MSMQ provides two timers, so you can automatically expire messages and, optionally, send a copy of the message to the sender’s dead-letter queue: Time-To-Reach-Queue is the time that a message has to reach the destination queue.

How do I monitor MSMQ performance?


  1. Events. MSMQ logs informational, warning and error events under the Application Log.
  2. Dead-Letter Queues. When a message expires, the queue manager puts it in one of the dead letter queues.
  3. External Transactions. MSMQ can take part in external transactions.
  4. Performance Counters.

How are queues and messages related in MSMQ?

The queue is one of the basic concepts of MSMQ. It is just a container that stores messages, decoupling the sender from the receiver. MSMQ queues are not necessarily FIFO (First In, First Out) because messages can be prioritized. Queues can be transactional or nontransactional.

How are message queues different from non-transactional queues?

Transactional vs Non-Transactional Queues As the name suggests, a transactional queue that only contains transactional messages. That is, when a message is written to/read from the queue the server/client must confirm the receipt of the message before the message can be removed from/added to the message queue.

When to use non transactional messaging in MSMQ?

Using this option enables us to receive a message from a transactional queue, but outside a transaction. We can also use this option to send a transactional message to a non transactional queue. This option is used in conjunction with external transactions.

What does time to be received mean in MSMQ?

If the timer has elapsed when the message has arrived, the queue manager discards the message. Time-To-Be-Receivedspecifies a maximum time span between sending the message and removing the message from the destination queue.

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