Managing Queues and Messages

When a Service Broker application is in production, most day-to-day management occurs as a normal part of maintenance of the Database Engine. Service Broker provides performance counters and event notifications to monitor a service. However, you might have to work directly with a message queue or with the messages in a queue. This might be necessary to troubleshoot a service or to collect information about the traffic that is received by a queue.

Starting and Stopping the Queue

Describes how to start and stop a queue.

Querying Queues

Describes the data that a queue contains, and the process for running queries against a queue.

Removing Poison Messages

Describes how to handle messages that cannot be processed by the service.

Managing Conversation Priorities

Describes how to enable, specify, and query conversation priorities.