Purge All Messages in a Queue
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
Use this procedure to purge all messages in a Message Queuing queue.
You can use this procedure to purge all messages in a Message Queuing queue.
Membership in <Domain>\Domain Users, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.
To purge all messages in a Message Queuing queue
Click Start, point to Run, type compmgmt.msc, and press ENTER to display the Computer Management MMC console.
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
Point to All Tasks, and then click Purge.
When prompted, click Yes.
You cannot purge individual messages from a queue. It is possible however to move individual messages to a subqueue and then purge the subqueue. For more information about moving messages see Additional references.
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 Additional references.
Purging a queue does not purge messages contained in subqueues of the queue.
Purging a subqueue does not purge messages in the parent queue.