Event ID 2164 — Message Queuing Functioning in Domain Mode

Updated: January 31, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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Directory Service Integration enables Message Queuing to function in domain mode. This feature makes possible the publishing of queue properties to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) (for public queues), out-of-the-box authentication, encryption of messages using certificates that are registered in AD DS, and routing of messages across Message Queuing sites. This feature becomes operational only when the computer joins a domain. Message Queuing must be able to join the domain and operate in domain mode.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 2164
Source: MSMQ
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: EVENT_JOIN_DOMAIN_OBJECT_EXIST
Message: The Message Queuing service will not join the %1 domain. An MSMQ Configuration (msmq) object exists in the new domain with an ID differing from the service ID.

Resolve

Remove stale Active Directory objects

Stale objects can prevent the MSMQ Service from operating properly. Deleting stale objects may solve this problem. However, deleting a computer object in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) can cause problems on the client computer. Before deleting the computer object, make sure that no services running on the client computer will be affected. In this case, deleting the Message Queuing Active Directory object will delete public queues on that computer.

You must have the Active Directory services tools installed in Role Administration tools under Remote Server Administration.

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Confirm that Active Directory services and control components are installed

To confirm that Active Directory services and control components are installed properly:

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, right-click Active Directory Users and Computers,and then clickRun as administrator.
  2. Confirm that the following Active Directory tools appear in the list:
    • Active Directory Domains and Trusts
    • Active Directory Sites and Services
    • Active Directory Users and Computers

Delete stale computer objects

To delete stale computer objects:

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, right-click Active Directory Users and Computers,and then clickRun as administrator.
  2. On the View menu, ensure that Users, Contacts, Groups and Computers as containers is selected and that Advanced Features is selected.
  3. Browse to the particular computer. Check whether there are Message Queuing objects present under that computer.
  4. If there are Message Queuing objects and Message Queuing with Active Directory integration is not installed on that particular computer, these objects are stale. Delete the particular Message Queuing Active Directory object, and then restart the MSMQ Service or, if necessary, restart the computer.

Verify

You can confirm the presence of the Directory Service Integration feature by doing the following:

  • Verify the registry key setting
  • Verify that the computer is joined to the correct domain
  • Verify Active Directory operation

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Caution: Incorrectly editing the registry might severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data.

Verify the registry key setting

To verify the registry key setting:

  1. Open Registry Editor. To open Registry Editor, click Start. In the search box type regedit, and then press ENTER.
  2. In Registry Editor, expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, expand SOFTWARE, expand Microsoft, expand MSMQ, and then click Setup.
  3. In the console tree, double-click msmq_ADIntegrated.
  4. Confirm that Value data is set to 1.
  5. Under MSMQ, expand Parameters.
  6. In the details pane, double-click Workgroup.
  7. Verify that Value data is not set to 1.

Verify that the computer is joined to the correct domain

To verify that the computer is joined to the correct domain:

  1. Open Server Manager. To open Server Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
  2. Verify that the domain that is listed in the Computer Information is the correct domain.

Verify Active Directory operation

You can confirm that Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) is operating correctly by verifying that the Public Queue feature is enabled in Message Queuing.

To verify that the Public Queue feature is enabled in Message Queuing:

  1. Open the Computer Management snap-in. To open Computer Management, click Start. In the search box, type compmgmt.msc, and then press ENTER.
  2. Navigate to MSMQ.
  3. If the Public Queues folder exists and you can right-click the folder, Message Queuing is operating correctly in domain mode with Active Directory Integration.
  4. For further confirmation, run a test application that uses the Active Directory features that you require.

Related Management Information

Message Queuing Functioning in Domain Mode

Message Queuing

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