Event ID 2147 — Message Queuing System Resources

Updated: December 3, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2


Disk, memory, and system resources are assigned to Message Queuing. If these resources become limited, Message Queuing may not function as expected.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 2147
Source: MSMQ
Version: 6.1
Message: The service cannot start due to insufficient disk space or memory.


Free disk space and memory

The MSMQ Service needs adequate disk space and memory to function properly. Try freeing up disk space and memory and then restarting the MSMQ Service.

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

Restart the MSMQ Service

To restart the MSMQ Service:

  1. Open the Services snap-in. To open Services, click Start. In the search box, type services.msc, and then press ENTER.
  2. Right-click the Message Queuing service, and then click Restart. You must restart all the dependent services, as well.

If a quota has been set for the Message Queuing service, try increasing it. For more information about Message Queuing computer quotas, see article 899612 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=107359).

If you continue to get this error, note any details in the event message, and then contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS). For information about how to contact CSS, see Enterprise Support (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=52267).


Verify that there is sufficient available memory and disk space.

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

To verify that there is enough available memory:

  1. Open Task Manager. To open Task Manager, right-click an empty space on the taskbar, and then click Task Manager.
  2. Click the Performance tab.
  3. Verify the CPU Usage is not 100%.

To verify that there is enough available disk space:

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click the drive where Message Queuing is located, and then click Properties.
  3. Verify that there is available Free space.

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