Start or Stop Services for Message Queuing

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Use this procedure to start or stop services for Message Queuing.

You can use this procedure to start or stop services for Message Queuing. Starting or stopping the Message Queuing services may be required to effect Message Queuing configuration changes such as after changing the service account password or after changing the location of the message files folder.

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

Starting or stopping services for Message Queuing

  • Using the Windows interface

  • Using a command line

To start or stop services for Message Queuing using the Windows interface

  1. Click Start, point to Run, type compmgmt.msc, and press ENTER to display the Computer Management MMC console.

  2. In the console tree, click Services: Computer Management/Services and Applications/Services.

  3. In the details pane, right-click the applicable service, and then do one of the following, if applicable (options that are not applicable are dimmed):

    • To start a service, click Start.

    • To stop a service, click Stop.

    • To pause a service, click Pause.

    • To resume a service that has been paused, click Resume.

    • To restart a service, click Restart.

Additional considerations

  • You can view the status of a service by looking in the Status column in the details pane.

  • This procedure is applicable to the Message Queuing service, and the Message Queuing Triggers service.

To start or stop services for Message Queuing using a command line

  1. At a command prompt, type one of the following, and then press ENTER:

    • To start a service, type:

net start service

  - To stop a service, type:  

net stop service

  - To pause a service, type:  

net pause service

  - To resume a service, type:  

net continue service

Value Description

net start

Starts a service.

net stop

Stops a service.

net pause

Pauses a service.

net continue

Continues a service that has been paused.


Specifies the name of service.

Additional considerations

  • If you stop, start, or restart a service, any dependent services are also affected. Starting a service does not automatically restart its dependent services. The Message Queuing Triggers service and the Windows 2000 Client Support service are dependent upon the Message Queuing service.

  • Some services, such as Remote Procedure Call (RPC), Event Log, and Plug and Play, cannot be stopped by using the Service snap-in or the net stop command. These services are required for the operating system to function properly.