Deleting private messages queues in Windows 2008 Server

Ran into this little chestnut this morning. Windows 2008, in its infinite wisdom, does not let you delete private message queues; they are owned by the SYSTEM user and no one else. This was a roadblock to uninstalling a vendor’s HVAC platform, so here’s the way around it:

  1. Open Server Manager
  2. Click on the Features tree
  3. Click on the Message Queuing tree
  4. Expand the Private Queuing tree
  5. Right-click on the queue you want to delete and select Properties
  6. Click on the Security tab
  7. Click on the Advanced button
  8. Click on the Owner tab
  9. Click on your own account name, then click Apply
  10. Click on the Permission tab
  11. Click on the Add button and add yourself as a user
  12. Give yourself Full Control and click Apply
  13. Click OK
  14. Right-click on the queue you want to delete and select Delete

Et voilĂ ! No more queue.

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One thought on “Deleting private messages queues in Windows 2008 Server

  1. this is the procedure to delete whole queue … how can i delete only one message from queue?

    Masood Mustufa

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