How to Create a Queue


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 - Service Manager

You can create queues in System Center 2012 – Service Manager to create a grouping of related work items, such as incidents and change requests. For example, you can create a queue that you use for escalation, named Exchange Send Problems Queue, and then escalate that type of incident to that queue.

You can use the following procedure to create a queue.

To create a queue

  1. In the Service Manager console, click Library.

  2. In the Library pane, expand Library, and then click Queues.

  3. In the Tasks pane, click Create Queue.

  4. Complete these steps to complete the Create Queue Wizard:

    1. On the Before You Begin page, click Next.

    2. On the General page, type a name in the Queue name box. For example, type Exchange Send Problems Queue.

    3. Next to the Work item type box, click the ellipsis button (). In the Select a Class dialog box, select a class, such as Incident, and then click OK.

    4. In the Management pack list, select the unsealed management pack in which you want to store the new queue definition. For example, select Service Manager Incident Management Configuration Library. Then, click Next.

    5. On the Criteria page, build the criteria that you want to use to filter work items for the queue, and then click Next. Only work items that meet the specified criteria will be added to that queue.

      For example, select the Classification Category property in the Available Properties area, and then click Add. In the list that was just added to the Criteria area, in the area that is now surrounded by a red box, select E-Mail Problems, and then click Next.

    6. On the Summary page, click Create to create the queue.

    7. On the Completion page, click Close.

To validate the creation of a queue

  1. In the Service Manager console, verify that the new queue appears in the Queues pane.

  2. In the Tasks pane, click Properties, and then verify that the queue appears as you defined it.

Windows PowerShellYou can use a Windows PowerShell command to complete this task. For information about how to use Windows PowerShell to retrieve queues that are defined in Service Manager, see Get-SCSMQueue.