You can move messages between different subqueues of the same main queue, or from a main queue to its subqueue. You cannot move messages from a main queue to a subqueue of a different main queue. For more information, see Administering Queues.
If the main queue is transactional, moving messages between subqueues or between the main queue and a subqueue can be performed as part of a transaction. If the main queue is nontransactional, moving messages between subqueues or between the main queue and a subqueue should not be performed as part of a transaction. In this scenario, messages might be lost if the transactions fail.
The format for the path of the target queue must be specified as follows.
|Queue type||Path format|
Host Name\Queue Name;Subqueue Name
Host Name\private$\Queue Name;Subqueue Name
Moving a message does not change any of its properties, except for the current move count.
Moving a message
|To move a message|
Open Computer Management.
In the console tree, click Queue messages or the subqueue that contains the message that you want to move.
Computer Management/Services and Applications/Message Queuing/YourQueueFolder (such as Public Queues or Private Queues)/MainQueueName/Queue messages or SubqueueName
- Computer Management/Services and Applications/Message Queuing/YourQueueFolder (such as Public Queues or Private Queues)/MainQueueName/Queue messages or SubqueueName
In the details pane, right-click a message, point to All Tasks, and then click Move.
For Target:, select a target queue on the local computer from the list, or type the path of a queue.
- or -
Perform a drag-and-drop operation on the message, moving it from the source queue to the target queue.
To open Computer Management on Windows® 7, click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Manage.
- To open Computer Management on Windows Server® 2008 R2, click Start, click All Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.