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Uninstall Message Queuing

Use this procedure to uninstall Message Queuing from a single computer. You can re-install Message Queuing at any time from Programs in Control Panel on a computer running Windows Vista® or from Server Manager on a computer running Windows Server® 2008. For more information, see Install Message Queuing.

Uninstalling Message Queuing on Windows Vista

To uninstall Message Queuing on Windows Vista

  1. Open Control Panel.

  2. Click Programs, and then, under Programs and Features, click Turn Windows features on or off.

    -or-

    Click Classic View, double-click Programs and Features, and then in the tasks pane click Turn Windows Features on or off.

  3. Clear the Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Server check box.

  4. Click OK.

  5. When prompted, click OK to restart the computer.

Uninstalling Message Queuing on Windows Server 2008

To uninstall Message Queuing on Windows Server 2008

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager to display the Server Manager.

  2. Click Remove Features to start the Remove Features Wizard.

  3. Clear the MSMQ check box.

  4. Click Next, and then click Remove.

  5. When prompted, click OK to restart the computer.

Additional considerations

  • When uninstalling Message Queuing in a multidomain environment, wait for Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) replication to occur. Also, check that the msmq object for the applicable computer was removed before you attempt to reinstall Message Queuing on the same computer.

  • Uninstalling Message Queuing does not remove Message Queuing files from the \Windows\System32 and \Windows\System32\Drivers folders.

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