Event ID 2194 — Message Queuing Connectivity

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Message Queuing relies on network connectivity for much of its functionality. If network connectivity is lost or compromised, messages may not be sent or delivered.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 2194
Source: MSMQ
Version: 6.0
Message: The Message Queuing service cannot communicate with other computers, because the select API for socket failed. Error %1: %2


Provide network connectivity

The selected application programming interface (API) may have failed for several different reasons. The most common reason for this failure is socket connection time-out. Make sure that the computer has connectivity to the network. To resolve the specific issue, contact your system administrator with the error code that indicates why the socket connection failed.


Confirm that the MSMQ Service is installed and running.

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

To confirm that the MSMQ Service is installed and running:

  1. Open the Services snap-in. To open Services, click Start. In the search box, type services.msc, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate the Message Queuing service, and then confirm that the value in the Status column is Started.

Verify that the computer has connectivity to the network.

Message Queuing Connectivity

Message Queuing