Installation Platforms for Message Queuing Computers

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

The following table shows which types of Message Queuing computers can be created on which Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 family operating systems.

Type of Message Queuing computer Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 family operating systems

Message Queuing server

All Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 family operating systems

Independent client

All Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 family operating systems

Dependent client

Message Queuing 5.0 cannot be installed as a dependent client. A Windows Server 2008 R2 computer with Message Queuing 5.0 installed can still act as a supporting server for computers with earlier versions of Message Queuing that are installed as a dependent client. Message Queuing 5.0 only supports dependent clients that are installed on the Windows 2003 (or later) operating system.

Since support for versions of Windows earlier than Windows 2000 has been deprecated upon the release of Windows Server 2008, Message Queuing 4.0 only supports dependent clients that are installed on the Windows 2000 (or later) operating system.

Note

For the purposes of this documentation, the term Message Queuing server refers to a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 family computer that has Message Queuing installed on it. The term Message Queuing client can refer to either an independent client or a dependent client. Both of these terms are used to describe Message Queuing servers that have particular Message Queuing components installed. Such computers are referred to as having independent client functionality or dependent client functionality.