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Its been a while since I've played with Message Queuing and C# and decided that I should reduce that counter.

During the simple process of figuring how to follow Microsoft's MSDN directions, I ran into a couple of headaches that could have been solved with a few navigational pictures. 

To the small number of people that this may help (and my future self when I need to do this again) here are the needed pictures.

My journey started out with google and the keywords "installing MSMQ", the first selection is the msdn page.  It's a good start.

Microsoft's answer looks pretty simple and straight forward. 

Installing and Managing Message Queuing

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can install Message Queuing on computers running Windows® 7 or Windows Server® 2008 R2. In Windows 7, you install and uninstall Message Queuing by using Programs and Features in Control Panel. In Windows Server 2008 R2, you install and uninstall Message Queuing by using the Add Features Wizard available in Server Manager. For more information, see Install Message Queuing.

In Windows 7, Message Queuing is managed by using Computer Management. Message Queuing is located under Services and Applications.

Off to my control panel, if Win 7 is anything like XP, this is going to be easy.



Now to find "Programs and Features"




No luck.  (This is about when this blog entry was born)

After a bit of digging through all the menus looking for "Programs and Features" or "Computer Management" or even "Services and Applications" I was frustrated.

So I took another pass through the menus.  Finally, almost by accident I modify the "View by:" drop down.
For many of you, this was obviously the answer, but for me, when I read "View by:" I thought "sort" and thought it was stupid to have a sort option on 8 items.

Boy was I wrong.  Once I selected "Small Icons" my "Programs and Features" showed right up.


From there I went to another screen


Thankfully, I used to be a pretty technical person and I knew that the key was that little text off to the left side "Turn Windows features on or off."  I say thankfully because nothing in the MSDN article would have indicated that this was where I needed to look.

From there it was as simple as scrolling down to MSMQ and turning it on.


The main reason for this post is that MSDN could occasionally use some navigational pictures.  These are mine.  If you get any use out of them, please take a moment to say hi.

Now to go write some code.
Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 3:09 AM Stupid Code Tricks | Back to top


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