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    Automate Your MSMQ Installation

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    Two New Operating Systems Bring Two New, Exciting Ways to Install (or Uninstall) MSMQ This week we talk about automated installation (and new in Vista and Windows Server 2008, uninstallation) of MSMQ via unattend files. The Optional Component setup...
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    Unattended MSMQ installation on Windows Server 2003

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    Let’s say you want to install all components except Downlevel Client Support on a Windows Server 2003 computer. You could run the following command: sysocmgr /i:sysoc.inf /x /u:unattend.ini with following unattend.ini file: [Version] Signature...
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    Unattended MSMQ installation on Windows Vista

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    Edited on 4/11/2008 to corrected the build numbers in the examples. The correct build number is 6.0.6000.16386. Vista introduces a new tool for installing and removing Optional Components, called OCSetup.exe. For those of you familiar with Package...
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    Unattended MSMQ installation on Windows Server 2008

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    Windows Server 2008 has a nifty new command line tool called ServerManagerCmd.exe which makes installing and uninstalling Optional Components and Server Roles quick and easy. It is not related to the Package Manager/OCSetup family of tools, so although...
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    Encryption and MSMQ4

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    Just as with authentication, the security sweep for Vista and Windows Server 2008 had an effect on MSMQ's encryption feature. In previous versions, MSMQ offered two "privacy levels", BASE and ENHANCED. The two levels reflected the length of the keys used...
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    Complementing MSMQ Security with WCF

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    An issue that frequently causes confusion for MSMQ users is that of message encryption. A message is marked for encryption and sent off, but when it shows up in the destination queue the contents are plainly viewable in clear text. What’s going on here...
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    Come See Us at TechEd Developers!

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    In just five weeks, we’re going to be at TechEd Developers in Barcelona and we want to see you there! Everyone’s favorite plumber’s mate and world-renowned MSMQ expert, John Breakwell, and I will be representing MSMQ and WCF Queuing Nov. 5-9th at TechEd...
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    Authentication and MSMQ4

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    As part of a general security sweep of Vista and Windows Server 2008, there was a review of the cryptographic algorithms used anywhere within the products. Some of the older ones were deprecated as being too weak to provide meaningful security anymore...
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    System.Messaging versus WCF Queuing

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    Should your app be using System.Messaging or WCF Queuing ? We’ve all seen these kind of technology comparisons before — someone extols the virtues of two solutions, highlights the pros and cons in certain situations, and ultimately answers the comparison...
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    More MSMQ Resources

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    I'm not the only one writing about MSMQ. You probably know that already — you probably arrived here via a link from one of them! But if you didn't, check out the new Links section on the left. John Breakwell and Muhammed Ismail have been working with...
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    MSMQ's Major Moving Parts, part one

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    In MSMQ, there are two important kinds of entities. As you might expect, they are messages and queues. To MSMQ, a message is a bundle of properties. The thing you normally think of as being the message, the actual content, is one of those properties...
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    What Is Queuing?

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    In the computer sense, which we're discussing here, queuing is a way to get bundles of data, normally referred to as messages, from one program to another. Most descriptions of queuing use a postal metaphor, probably because it's a very good one: queuing...
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    Welcome to Motley Queüe!

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    Hello, and welcome to Motley Queüe ! My name is James Birdsall, and I'm a member of the Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) test team at Microsoft. Over the next couple of weeks I'll be covering these topics: What Is Queuing? There are many ways for...
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