How to Delete Messages from Queues in Exchange Server 2003

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Article ID: 822944 - View products that this article applies to.
For a Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server version of this article, see 314327.
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SUMMARY

This article describes how to delete selected messages from queues. If you delete a message from a queue, the message is permanently removed from the messaging system.

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  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Double-click Servers, double-click the server that you want, and then click Queues.

    Note If you have administrative groups defined, double-click Administrative Groups, double-click Administrative_Group_Name (where Administrative_Group_Name is the group that contains the queue you want), double-click Servers, double-click the server that you want, and then click Queues.
  3. Right-click the queue that you want to modify, and then click Freeze to freeze the queue.
  4. Click Find Messages, and then click Find Now to find messages in the queue.
  5. Right-click the message that you want to delete, and then click one of the following options:
    • Click Delete (no NDR) to delete messages from the queue without sending a non-delivery report (NDR) to the senders.
    • Click Delete (with NDR) to delete messages from the queue and send an NDR to the senders of the messages.
    Note To delete several messages that are next to each other, click the first message, hold down SHIFT and click the last message, right-click one of the selected messages, and then click either Delete (no NDR) or Delete (with NDR). To delete several messages that are not next to each other, click the first message, hold down CTRL and click additional messages, right-click one of the selected messages, and then click either Delete (no NDR) or Delete (with NDR).
  6. When you are prompted to delete the messages in the queue, click Yes.

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Article ID: 822944 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 2.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
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