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What editions of Vista have MSMQ?

Due to the decision to exclude MSMQ from Windows XP Home edition, there is obviously a question over what Microsoft has done in Windows Vista.

Way back in time a tiny note was put in Windows XP's Read1st.txt (which no-one reads):

3.3.1 Message Queuing
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Products: Windows XP Home Edition only
Message Queuing is not supported on Windows XP Home Edition. If you are upgrading from Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Millennium Edition computers running MSMQ version 1.0, consider upgrading your computer to Windows XP Professional.

The full contents of the Windows XP Read1st.txt File can be found here.

For MSMQ, there is a useful page with table that lists what works with Vista:

Installing and Uninstalling Message Queuing with Unattended Setup


which boils down to:

Windows Vista Home Basic and Starter Editions
    MSMQ Server
    Message Queuing Triggers
    Multicasting Support
    Messaging Queue DCOM Proxy

Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
   As above plus HTTP Support

Windows Vista Ultimate, Business and Enterprise Editions
    As above plus Directory Service Integration (public queues, etc)

Unsupported
    Routing Service
    Windows 2000 Client Support

So the bare minimum you can expect is MSMQ running in workgroup mode with private queues only.


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