AD RMS & Queue Recovery RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    In Win2003 RMS, when the logging listener service could not reach the database, the messages were sent to a Dead Letter Queue. The only way to recover these messages (that is, send them to the logging database) was by using the RMS Queue Recovery tool supplied with the RMS Administration Toolkit.

    Is this still the case with Windows 2008 R2 AD RMS?

    Thank you,


    • Edited by D Wind Tuesday, September 13, 2011 4:06 PM
    Tuesday, September 13, 2011 3:56 PM


  • The RMS Queue Recovery Tool was intended to be used with Windows RMS 1.0. With AD RMS in WIndows Server 2008 R2, you should be able to ensure if the AD RMS logging service is running properly that the message queue is empty.

    The following topic provides instructions in how to ensure that the AD RMS private message queue is empty before stopping the AD RMS logging service usign Windows Server 2008 R2.


    Note that beginning with Windows Server 2012, AD RMS no longer uses or has a dependency upon the Message Queuing (MSMQ) service for logging service events using the AD RMS Logging service. Logging for AD RMS in Windows Server 2012 is now done synchronously, so there's no queue to empty or check if you are running that version of Windows Server and AD RMS.


    Brad Mahugh
    Microsoft Corporation
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    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 4:36 AM