QueueExplorer 2.0 brings support for outgoing queues, message editing and queue summaries.
Fully functional beta is available for download. Release of official 2.0 version is scheduled for March 15.
QueueExplorer 1.4.1 fixes potentially very unpleasant problem – sometimes messages would get lost when they are sent to a queue – during paste, mass paste, load or drag&drop operations.
When it happens?
Messages could be lost when they are sent to remote queue and their TimeToReachQueue or TimeToBeReceived properties are 0. Practically it happens if messages stay in queue unconsumed for very long time.
Why it happens?
All QueueExplorer operations are performed using standard MSMQ Send/Receive operations. When message with TimeToReachQueue=0 is sent to remote queue, it would be discarded. Sometimes one or few messages could reach destination queue (depending on exact timing) but following messages are lost. Some of these messages would show up in outgoing queue for a while, but not for long.
How is this fixed?
TimeToReachQueue or TimeToBeReceived are set to 60s if they are below that value at the time of sending.
Full list of changes:
- Toolbar and additional menus for mostly used functions are added. Among other things it’s more convenient to change computer or to refresh queues or messages.
- Viewing message details for several messages is easier now – you can go to next or previous message directly from message viewer.
- Message viewer is opened on tab that was used last time.
- Drag and drop of files from Windows explorer now opens “Create new message” with that file as message body.
- Queue icons now show its transactional status.
- Fixed performance issue when changing queues on Windows 2000.
- Supports .Net Framework 2.0 final.
QueueExplorer 1.4 is free upgrade for registered users.
Download QueueExplorer 1.4 now – http://www.cogin.com/mq/download.php
New version of QueueExplorer addresses features most users requested: messages could be sorted and message counts for all public and private queues are displayed at all times. Other improvements include better memory management and performance gains. Window size and selected columns are persisted between sessions. Last addition is number of selected messages in status bar.
QueueExplorer 1.3 is free upgrade for registered users.
Download QueueExplorer 1.3 now – http://www.cogin.com/mq/download.php
There are massive performance improvements in QueueExplorer for operations involving multiple messages. It’s even more noticeable on remote queues.
It’s possible now to save, delete or copy several thousand messages.
Download QueueExplorer 1.2 now – http://www.cogin.com/mq/download.php
Finally MSMQ messages with serialized .Net objects are not black boxes any more – instead of seeing them in some hex view QueueExplorer allows you to see full .Net objects with all their fields, even private ones! It doesn’t matter if binary or Xml serialization is used. All you need to do is tell QueueExplorer where to find assembly with classes.
This is not all of MSMQ troubleshooting features in this release – message body can be saved to disk for further analysis. You can use that body to create new messages.
Remote queues are no more read-only! Yes, you can do all these nice things that used to work with local queues only – send, copy, move messages, even mass paste on remote machines.
Download QueueExplorer 1.1 now – http://www.cogin.com/mq/download.php
What happens when message in MSMQ can not be processed? Most common solution is to put it back to queue and retry later. But if it fails repeatedly following messages will never be processed – queue will be blocked with so-called poison message. How to fight this situation?
MSMQ MMC admin console lacks many features, especially when things go wrong. We are releasing few command line tools to help in such cases. They are mostly useful for poison messages.
MSMQ First Aid Kit – free download