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what is State Message Queue ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I wanted to know what is state message queue and why it is important to cleanup this and how to do this ?

    Note- I know that state messages are  but i am confused about this  term " message queue " and how cleaning the queue can resolve some patching issues .

    Monday, September 9, 2019 7:12 PM

All replies

  • All you ever wanted to know about state messages and more: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4459394/description-of-state-messaging-in-system-center-configuration-manager

    It's important for software updates because all client compliance and applicability information is sent from the client to the site using state messages.


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Proposed as answer by Garth JonesMVP Monday, September 9, 2019 9:00 PM
    Monday, September 9, 2019 8:14 PM
  • When we say deleting  the state messages queue does it mean we are  deleting the state messages which are inside the “auth\statesys.box\incoming” folder ?
    Monday, September 9, 2019 8:54 PM
  • Well, you don't really want to delete the messages as they contain information and deleting the messages means deleting the data being sent to the site from the clients. You really need to fiugre out why the queue is long and resolve that issue so that you don't lose data.

    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Monday, September 9, 2019 9:34 PM
  • But still we have tool on the clients system which clean the sccm messaging  queue , i want to understand which folder/state msgs it cleans and from which location 
    Monday, September 9, 2019 9:56 PM
  • Sorry, I have no idea what tool you are talking about.

    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:48 AM
  • Hi,

    State messages arriving at the MP will be processed into .SMX files by the MP_Relay component and placed in the auth\statesys.box\incoming folder on the site server.

    For more information, please refer to: SCCM state messaging–in depth

    Thanks for your time.

    Best regards,
    Simon Ren

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    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:33 AM