Event ID 2251 — Message Queuing System Resources

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Disk, memory, and system resources are assigned to Message Queuing. If these resources become limited, Message Queuing may not function as expected.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 2251
Source: MSMQ
Version: 6.0
Message: Message Queuing will not be able to accept messages temporarily because system commit is high. No manual intervention is required at this stage. Once memory utilization has normalized, Message Queuing will automatically resume accepting messages.


Monitor low system resources

Common system resources are almost fully consumed. Message Queuing will not operate properly until system resources are freed up. For more information about managing Message Queuing system resources, see Resource Management in MSMQ Applications (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=107361).

We recommend that you monitor the number of messages on your computer and processs these messages. If this issue is persistent, you may have to rearchitect your solution.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To monitor Message Queuing with Performance Monitor:

  1. Open a command prompt. To open a command prompt, click Start. In the search box, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
  2. At the command prompt, type Perfmon, and then press ENTER.
  3. In the console tree, under Monitoring Tools, click Performance Monitor.
  4. Click the green plus sign to add a monitor.
  5. On the Add counters tab, in the Counters section, click MSMQ Service.
  6. Select the appropriate counters that you need.


Verify that there is sufficient available memory and disk space.

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To verify that there is enough available memory:

  1. Open Task Manager. To open Task Manager, right-click an empty space on the taskbar, and then click Task Manager.
  2. Click the Performance tab.
  3. Verify the CPU Usage is not 100%.

To verify that there is enough available disk space:

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click the drive where Message Queuing is located, and then click Properties.
  3. Verify that there is available Free space.

Message Queuing System Resources

Message Queuing