Toolbox > Queue Viewer
Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1
Topic Last Modified: 2006-09-09
Use the Queue Viewer to monitor mail flow and to perform intrusive actions in the queue database that is located on a computer that has the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport server role or the Edge Transport server role installed.
The Queue Viewer lets you to perform the following tasks:
- View messages
To view messages in the queue, click the Messages tab. A list of all messages on the server to which you are connected is displayed. To view detailed information about a message, select the message, and then in the action pane, click Properties.
- View queues
To view queues, click the Queues tab to see a list of all queues on the server to which you are connected.
- View options
To change the interval rate at which the queue viewer refreshes, in the action pane, click View, and then click Options. In the Refresh interval (seconds) field, enter the frequency at which the Queue Viewer should update the display. The minimum and default value is 30 seconds. To disable the automatic refresh of the Queue Viewer display, clear the check box next to Auto-refresh screen.
- Number of items to display on each page
To change the number of queues or messages on the Queues page or Messages page, in the action pane, click View, and then select Options. In the Number of items to display on each page field, enter the maximum number of items to display in the Queue Viewer. This number must be between 1 and 10,000. The default is 1000.
The list of queues and messages can be very large, depending on current mail flow, and the list of queues and messages changes when messages enter and leave the server. You can configure the options for the Queue Viewer to control the interval at which the list of queues and messages is refreshed and the number of items that are displayed on each page.
You can create a filter to display the specific set of queues or messages that you want to monitor. After you locate the queues and messages that you want to monitor, you can view the property information for these queues and messages. This information helps when you troubleshoot the cause of mail flow problems.