You Receive a 'Message Queuing application is Running' Error While Uninstalling Message Queuing

Updated: June 25, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Describes a specific problem with installing Message Queuing features. Includes step-by-step instructions for fixing the problem.

This problem typically occurs when a Message Queuing application is running while you are attempting to remove Message Queuing features. You are unable to complete the removal of Message Queuing features and the error "Message Queuing application is running" is displayed.


Message Queuing features cannot be removed while any Message Queuing applications are running.


To resolve this problem, stop any Message Queuing applications and stop the Message Queuing services on the local computer.

To stop the Message Queuing service on the local computer

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools and then click Services to display the Services MMC console.

  2. Right-click the Message Queuing Triggers service and click Stop.

  3. Right-click the Message Queuing service and click Stop.


After stopping Message Queuing services, use the Remove Features Wizard in Server Manager to uninstall Message Queuing features.