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Message Queuing (System Services for the Windows Server 2003 Family and Windows XP Operating Systems)

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Service Name: msmq

Executable Name: mqsvc.exe

Log On As: LocalSystem

Description: The Message Queuing service is a messaging infrastructure and development tool for creating distributed messaging applications for Windows. Such applications can communicate across heterogeneous networks and can send messages between computers that might be temporarily unable to connect to each other. Message Queuing provides guaranteed message delivery, efficient routing, security, support for sending messages within transactions, and priority-based messaging. Message Queuing provides both Win32®and COM APIs for all programmatic functionality including administration and management.

If this service is stopped or disabled, distributed messages are unavailable.Disabling the Message Queuing service affects other services including COM+ Queued Component (QC) functionality, some functionality of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), and the Message Queuing Triggers service.

Available on: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition and Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.

Installed through: Add/Remove Windows Components, Application Server, and Message Queuing.

Startup type: Automatic

Service status: Started

This service depends on the following system components:

Message Queuing Access Control

NT LM Security Support Provider

Remote Procedure Call

RMCAST <Pgm> Protocol Driver

Security Accounts Manager

The following system components depend on this service: None

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