You receive a "label_buffer_too_small" error message after an unsuccessful call to the MSMQQueue.Receive function or to the MQReceiveMessage function

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When you use either the Message Queuing (also known as MSMQ) function, MSMQQueue.Receive() or the MQReceiveMessage() function, the procedure may fail, and you may receive the following error message:

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


You must install Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 before you install this hotfix.

Restart Requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix Replacement Information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   04-Feb-2004  19:52         291,088  Mq1repl.dll         22-Dec-2003  22:26          14,096  Mq1sync.exe         04-Feb-2004  19:16          75,568  Mqac.sys   04-Feb-2004  19:52         217,360  Mqads.dll           20-Sep-2003  19:23          25,360  Mqbkup.exe          04-Feb-2004  19:52          76,560  Mqdscli.dll         04-Feb-2004  19:52          42,256  Mqdssrv.dll         22-Dec-2003  22:26          98,064  Mqmig.exe           04-Feb-2004  19:52         266,512  Mqmigrat.dll        04-Feb-2004  19:52         222,480  Mqoa.dll            04-Feb-2004  19:52          10,000  Mqperf.dll          04-Feb-2004  19:52         434,960  Mqqm.dll            04-Feb-2004  19:52         102,672  Mqrt.dll            04-Feb-2004  19:52          70,928  Mqsec.dll           04-Feb-2004  19:52         400,656  Mqsnap.dll          04-Feb-2004  19:52          23,824  Mqupgrd.dll         04-Feb-2004  19:52         110,864  Mqutil.dll          04-Feb-2004  19:52          64,784  Msmq.cpl
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New Naming Schema for Microsoft Windows Hotfix Packages
For additional information about the terms for other updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 835961 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 20:45:16 - Revision: 2.5

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
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