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Moving MSMQ on Windows Server 2012 for EV11

Created: 06 Jul 2014 • 1 comment
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There is no way to use a GUI to move MSMQ on Windows Server 2012. You can move MSMQ using PowerShell.

NOTE: In the example below I have created a new MSMQ folder on G:\. The path is G:\MSMQ. You do not need to create the MessageFiles, TransactionLogs or Storage folders as they will be created automatically.

To move MSMQ perform the following actions:

  1. Open powershell.
  2. Type the command: Set-MsmqQueueManager -MsgStore "G:\MSMQ\MessageFiles" -TransactionLogStore "G:\MSMQ\TransactionLogs" –MsgLogStore “G:\MSMQ\Storage”
  3. Restart the MSMQ services.
  4. If the services fail to start, add the Network Service account to the Local Administrators group on the EV server.
  5. Run  the command Set-MsmqQueueManager to get a summary of the MSMQ configuration.


Cameron Mottus


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furry_oz's picture


you can actually do it from the GUI.

  1. Log onto the EV server as the VSA.
  2. Create an empty target MSMQ folder, e.g. M:\MSMQ.
  3. Open Computer Management and expand Services and Applications.
  4. Change the Storage tab properties (Message files folder, Message logger folder and Transaction logger folder) of Message Queueing to 'M:\MSMQ\storage'.
  5. Click Apply. Click Yes to create 'M:\MSMQ\storage' folder.
  6. Click Yes to restart the Message Queuing service now.
  7. Click OK to stop dependend services.

All done.




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