Test Connectivity Using MQPing

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Use this procedure to test Message Queuing connectivity using MQPing.

You can use this procedure to test Message Queuing connectivity using MQPing. The MQPing test has some similarity to the ping command supported by the TCP/IP protocol. You can use MQPing to determine whether the Message Queuing service is running on the computer being tested and whether that computer is currently connected to the network. When a computer running Message Queuing receives an MQPing request, it returns a response message to a response queue on the computer that sent the MQPing request. Thus, unlike the ping command, MQPing does not test for direct IP connectivity between the two computers, but verifies that messages can be sent between them with allowance for the possibility of routing.

Membership in <Domain>\Domain Users, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To test Message Queuing connectivity using MQPing

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. On the View menu, click Users, Groups, and Computers as containers, and then click Advanced Features.

  3. In the console tree, right-click msmq.


    • Active Directory Users and Computers/YourDomain/YourOrganizationalUnit (such as Computers or Domain Controllers)/*YourCompute/*msmq
  4. Click Send MQPing message.

Additional considerations

  • You can also send an MQPing message as follows: right-click msmq, click Properties, click the Diagnostics tab, and then click MQPing.

  • When you send an MQPing message to a computer, Message Queuing waits 45 seconds to receive a response from the computer being tested. A message appears, notifying you whether MQPing succeeded or failed. You may need to send several MQPing messages to determine whether or not a computer is connected.

  • You can also send an MQPing message from the Computer Management snap-in. To do this, click Start, point to Run, type compmgmt.msc, and press ENTER to display the Computer Management MMC console. Then click Services and Applications, right-click Message Queuing, and then click Properties. On the Diagnostics tab, click MQPing.