How to use the Mmcv.exe utility to manage clustered Message Queuing resources

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This article describes how to use the Mmcv.exe utility to manage clustered Microsoft Message Queuing resources from a Terminal server connection to a node of the cluster.

More Information

You can only configure certain Message Queuing features from a console session that is connected to the virtual network name when the virtual network name is bound to the clustered Message Queuing resource.

In Microsoft Windows 2000, this behavior limits the ability to manage the clustered instance of the Message Queuing resource. In Windows 2000, you must manage the Message Queuing resource from a clustered command prompt that is connected to the console of the cluster. Terminal server sessions that are connected to the node or to the actual virtual computer cannot provide console access.

In Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Message Queuing 3.0 has similar management limitations. Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server provides access to the console of a clustered virtual machine (VM) through Terminal Services. However, this access is limited to one connection at a time.

The Mmcv.exe utility provides access to these features by opening computer management in the context of the network name that the Message Queuing resource is bound to. The Mmcv.exe utility provides the same level of access to administer Message Queuing as you would have if you were logged on to the console.

Learn the key benefits

The key benefits of the Mmcv.exe utility include the following:
  • You can create and delete private queues.
  • You can manage permissions on private queues.
  • You can view messages and properties of messages that are in private queues.
  • You can configure Message Queuing trigger services in Windows Server 2003.

Obtain the Mmcv.exe utility

To obtain the Mmcv.exe utility, download the MMCVUtil.exe package. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Run the Mmcv.exe utility

To run the Mmcv.exe utility, follow these steps:
  1. Extract the Mmcv.exe utility to a folder on a cluster node.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
  3. Change directory to the folder that you extracted the utility to in step 1.
  4. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    MMCV.exe -s NetworkNameOfTheClusteredResource
    Note NetworkNameOfTheClusteredResource is the network name resource on which the Message Queuing resource depends.

    After you run this command, a dialog box appears that has the following message:
    Going to run C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmc C:\WINDOWS\system32\compmgmt.msc
    When the process finishes, the Computer Microsoft Management Console (MMC) opens.
  5. Expand Services and Applications, and then expand MSMQ.

    You notice that the information that appears is that of the Message Queuing clustered resource that is bound to the network name that you specified in step 4.

Learn tips for using the Mmcv.exe utility

You can use the Mmcv.exe utility to easily manage clustered Message Queuing resources by using shortcuts. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Extract the Mmcv.exe utility to a folder that is on a cluster node.
  2. In Windows Explorer, right-click the
    Mmcv.exe file, and then click Create Shortcut.
  3. After the shortcut is created, right-click the new shortcut, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Target box, add the -s switch and the network name that is bound to the clustered Message Queuing resource, and then click OK.
This procedure can be especially useful if you have more than one clustered Message Queuing resource.


For more information about Message Queuing, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

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