How to View Queues

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Queue Viewer or the Exchange Management Shell to view queues that are present on a computer that has the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport server role or the Edge Transport server role installed.

Before You Begin

To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role

To perform the following procedures on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed, you must log on by using an account that is a member of the local Administrators group on that computer.

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange 2007, see Permission Considerations.

Before you view queues, you must follow these steps:

  • Verify that you are connected to an Exchange transport server. By default, the actions of the Queue Viewer or the Exchange Management Shell focus on the local server. For more information, see How to Connect to a Server by Using the Queue Viewer.

  • To connect to a specific transport server when you are using the Exchange Management Shell, include the Server parameter with a filter statement, or include the server name when you specify the queue identity.

  • Verify that you have configured the Queue Viewer options. These options determine the number of items to display per page and the frequency at which the Queue Viewer updates the display. For more information, see How to Set Queue Viewer Options.


To use the Queue Viewer to view queues

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, click Toolbox.

  3. In the result pane, click Exchange Queue Viewer.

  4. In the action pane, click Open Tool.

  5. In the Queue Viewer, click the Queues tab. A list of all queues on the server to which you are connected is displayed.

    In Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you can use the Export List link in the action pane to export the list of queues. For more information, see How to Export Lists from the Exchange Management Console.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to view queues

  • Run the following command:

  • To display detailed queue information, run the following command:

    Get-queue | format-list


    This command supports the use of paging parameters that let you control how results are displayed. For more information about how to use paging parameters, see Using the Exchange Management Shell to Manage Queues.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Get-Queue.

For More Information

For more information, see the following topics: