Consider the following scenario:

  • You enable Microsoft Message Queuing (also known as MSMQ).

  • The computer has multiple IP addresses. For example, multiple network adapters are installed on the computer.

In this scenario, MSMQ messages are not sent or received. This problem can occur on clustered computers and non-clustered computers.


Configure the BindInterfaceIP registry key to enable an instance of Message Queuing to bind to a single IP address using the steps below:

1. Apply the hotfix described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 976438:

976438FIX: Error "0xc00e0003" is returned when you send messages between instances of Message Queuing 4.0 that are running on a Windows Server 2008-based computer

Note To enable the BindInterfaceIP functionality, this hotfix must be installed.

2. Create the BindInterfaceIP registry key using the steps below:

  • Open the registry and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MSMQ\Parameters. If MSMQ is clustered, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSMQ\Clustered QMs\MSMQ$ResourceName\Parameters.

  • Create a new String value named BindInterfaceIP.

  • For the Value data, enter the appropriate IP address.

3. Restart Message Queuing.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

The BindInterfaceIP registry entry enables an instance of Message Queuing to bind to a single IP address on a computer that has multiple IP addresses. This registry value can include an IP address named www.<xxx.yyy.zzz>.

For more information about the BindInterfaceIP registry entry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

329492 A cluster node with two network cards does not receive messages

For more information on the MSMQ versions of the operating system, review Microsoft Knowledge Base article 178517:
178517 TCP ports, UDP ports, and RPC ports that are used by Message Queuing

For more information about Microsoft Message Queuing, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:

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