MSMQ and MSMQT Coexistence?

This document references other documents in the installation/configuration document set.

While I see it ideal to have single queuing support on a system, there may be a time where your situation requires both protocols.  Maybe your BizTalk implementation needs to access MSMQ elsewhere in the enterprise for a different purpose.  Whatever the situation, I’ve tested these steps to add MSMQ to a system:

  • Add two static IP addresses to the system; one for the existing MSMQT and the other for MSMQ. If you already have one protocol installed, make it static and add the second.
  • Register the IP addresses in DNS with different names.
  • Install MSMQ (message queuing) from ‘Add/Remove Windows Components’.
  • In the registry, create a new key (string) under “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSMQ\Parameters“ called “BindInterfaceIP“ and set the value to the IP address for MSMQ.
  • Configure BizTalk and at the Message Queuing screen, set the IP and name for MSMQT.
  • Enable the MSMQT adapter per post-configuration tasks.

Once enabled, give each queue a unique address and you should be good to go.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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