Event ID 2160 — 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: 2160
Source: MSMQ
Version: 6.0
Message: The queue cannot listen/bind to the multicast address %3. Error %1: %2


Change the multicast address

The multicast address that is specified in the event is not valid. Enter a valid multicast address for the queue that is using this address. IP multicast addresses must consist of four bytes, and they must lie in the class D range from to However, only certain ranges of addresses in this range are available for sending multicast messages. For more information, see Internet Multicast Addresses (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=94475).

For more information about setting up multicasting queues, see Specify or View Queue Multicast Addresses and Ports (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=102330).


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