Install and Configure Message Queuing (for Archiving Server)

Topic Last Modified: 2010-12-30

Archiving Server uses Message Queuing to ensure reliability when processing data. Before you install Archiving Server, you must install and configure Message Queuing on the server that will run Archiving Server, and on every Front End Server and Standard Edition server that will send data to Archiving Server.

The Archiving agent uses Message Queuing to receive messages from the Archiving Server destination queue. (Message Queuing also serves as a local temporary transmission queue if the Archiving Server is unavailable.)

Note

In a two-tier topology where the Archiving Server and the Archiving Server database are on separate computers, automatic setup of encryption is not supported for the messages that are sent by the Archiving Server to the database. Instead, encryption of the link between the Archiving Server and the database must be configured manually by using SQL Server SSL encryption. For details about configuring SQL Server SSL encryption, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 276553, "How to enable SSL encryption for SQL Server 2000 if you have a valid Certificate Server," at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=129552. For details about configuring the registry to establish and help enforce SQL encryption, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 841695, "How to establish and enforce encrypted multiprotocol connections in SQL Server 2000," at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=129554.

Installation Prerequisites

Because Message Queuing for Archiving Server relies on Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) for encryption to the destination queue, you must join the Archiving Server to a domain and then install Message Queuing with its Active Directory Integration option; this option is installed by default when you install Message Queuing on a server that is part of a domain. Additionally, the computer that runs Message Queuing must be a member of a Microsoft Windows Authorization Access group to authenticate users in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 domain.

To install Message Queuing on a server running Windows Server 2008

  1. Log on as a member of the Administrators group to the server that will be running Archiving Server.

  2. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  3. Under Features Summary, click Add Features.

  4. Expand Message Queuing, expand Message Queuing Services, and then select the check boxes for the Message Queuing features that you want to install. Be sure to select Directory Service Integration.

  5. Click Next, and then click Install.

  6. If you are prompted to restart the computer, click OK to complete the installation.

To install Message Queuing on a server running Windows Server 2003

  1. Log on as a member of the Administrators group to the server that will be running Archiving Server, and as a member of the Domain Admins group (to install the Active Directory subcomponent).

  2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.

  3. In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, click Add/Remove Windows Components.

  4. On the Windows Components page, select the Application Server check box, and then click Details.

  5. In the Application Server dialog box, select the Message Queuing check box, and then click OK.

  6. On the Windows Components page, click Next.

  7. Accept the default settings in the wizard to complete the installation. One of the default settings enables Active Directory Integration, which is required for Archiving Server.