Duplicate Transactional Messages Sent by MSMQ

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Symptoms
When you use Microsoft Message Queue Server (MSMQ) on your computer running Windows NT 4.0, MSMQ can be configured to guarantee "only once" delivery of transactional messages without duplicate messages for forty-five days. However, it is possible, under certain conditions, to receive duplicate transactional messages within a twenty-four hour time frame.
Cause
This behavior may occur when the receiving computer is restarting while transactional messages are being sent.
Resolution

Windows NT Server or Workstation 4.0

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:

Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition.

This problem was first corrected in Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6.
More information
For additional information about message queuing, please visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Properties

Article ID: 241525 - Last Review: 11/02/2013 19:19:00 - Revision: 3.0

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