Event ID 2170 — Message Queuing Connectivity

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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: 2170
Source: MSMQ
Version: 6.1
Message: Message Queuing failed to bind to port 1801. The port may already be bound to another process. If this problem arises during setup, you must free the port and run setup again.


Free the port and then restart the MSMQ Service

Message Queuing must bind to port 1801 to function. Make sure that the port is free (that is, no other programs are trying to use it), and then try to start the MSMQ Service again after allowing time for the port to close. If this problem occurs during setup, you must free the port and run Setup again.


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