Delete Queues

Updated: June 25, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to delete Message Queuing queues.

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

To delete Message Queuing queues

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

  2. In the console tree, right-click the applicable queue.


    • Computer Management/Services and Applications/Message Queuing/YourQueueFolder (such as Public Queues or Private Queues)/YourQueue
  3. Click Delete.

  4. When prompted, click Yes to delete the queue.

Additional considerations

  • You cannot delete queues in the Outgoing Queues or System Queues folder.

  • You can also perform this task using the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. For more information, see Additional references.

  • Deleting a queue irrevocably deletes all messages in the queue, all subqueues in the queue, and all messages in all subqueues in the queue.

  • When you delete a queue, the triggers associated with that queue are not deleted. If you later re-create a queue of the same name, any existing triggers will be used by this queue. However, this re-created queue will not be monitored by the Message Queuing Triggers service until the computer is restarted, or the associated triggers disabled, and then enabled again. For instructions on setting the enabled or disabled property for a trigger, see View or Change Properties of Triggers and Rules for Triggers.

Additional references