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I installed MSMQ on my laptop running on Windows 7 Enterprise. I created a console app that creates a queue but gets an error A workgroup installation computer does not support the operation.

Am I missing anything after activating MSMQ on my machine?


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Being part of a domain is a pre-cursor for installing MSMQ in AD-integrated mode. It doesn't guarantee MSMQ IS installed in AD-integrated mode. MSMQ will install in workgroup mode if:

AD integration was not selected as a setup option
AD integration was selected but failed to initialise; check event logs

Yes, the workgroup name is confusing in a domain member situation.

I checked the logs and found that MSMQ was detecting a previous MSMQ configuration conflicted with it working with AD. I had installed MSMQ, and later enabled the AD integration. I completely uninstalled MSMQ, and then reinstalled it with everything (AD integration included), and I stopped getting the error.

Your comment describes the answer that worked for me: not only did I have to add the extra MSMQ components, I had to uninstall MSMQ completely first to get it to work properly.

Deleting the MSMQ object in AD first should do to the trick.

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Thanks for the info. I've been looking for the MSMQ object in AD for deleting but I don't have an AD directory on my Windows 7. Would you be able to help me with that? – Erick Garcia Sep 18 '12 at 2:03
No, it's okay. I was thinking there was something wrong with my installation that's why I asked here. – Erick Garcia Sep 18 '12 at 12:01

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