Applies To: Windows Server 2008


In the context of Message Queuing, queues are temporary storage locations for different types of messages. The following sections provide information about different types of queues that can be deployed in a messaging infrastructure. Queues can be created by applications and by Message Queuing. Queues created by applications or by administrators are referred to as application queues. Queues created by Message Queuing are known as system queues. For details, see the following links:

  • For information about the different types of application-generated queues used by Message Queuing, see Application Queues

  • For information about journal queues, outgoing queues, dead-letter queues, and other types of system queues created and used by Message Queuing, see System Queues.

  • For information about the names that can be used to designate Message Queuing queues, see Queue Names.

  • For information about referencing queues by queue alias names, see Queue Aliases.

  • For information about target journaling, see Target Journaling.

  • For information about source journaling, see Source Journaling.