Purge all messages in a queue

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To purge all messages in a queue

  1. Open Computer Management.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Queue messages (or Journal messages).


    • Computer Management/Services and Applications/Message Queuing/YourQueueFolder (such as Public Queues or Private Queues)/*YourQueue/*Queue messages/Journal messages
  3. Point to All Tasks, and then click Purge.

  4. When prompted, click Yes.


  • To open Computer Management, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.

  • You cannot purge individual messages from a queue.

  • To increase performance, messages in journals and dead-letter queues must be purged on a regular basis.

  • You can also perform this task using the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. For more information, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Managing messages
Administering Messages
Working with MMC console files