MSMQ Monitor

The MSMQ Monitor checks Message Queue (MSMQ) for new messages.

  • Multiple Queues can be monitored
  • Automatically performs user-defined tasks and actions.

  • To create a new Monitor select “Event Monitors” tab and click New
  • Dialog box will appear
  • Fill in Description edit box with the name of the Monitor you are about to create
  • Select Message (MSMQ) as event to monitor
  • Change computer name if necessary
  • Select MSMQ connection to monitor from the drop down box
  • Switch to execute tab
  • Select object to execute
  • Change computer name if necessary
  • Change application platform if necessary
  • Click OK to finish creation of the Monitor

MSMQ Monitor is automatically installed during setup but not configured.

It can be also installed using command line

To install the MSMQ Monitor as a service run following command:

  • aetlmsmqmonitor.exe /INSTALL (for Advanced ETL Processor)
  • vimpmsmqmonitor.exe /INSTALL (for Visual Importer ETL)
If the Monitor is already installed you it must be uninstalled first 

To uninstall the Monitor as a Windows service you must run the Monitor with the /UNINSTALL switch as follows

  • aetlmsmqmonitor.exe /UNINSTALL (for Advanced ETL Processor)
  • vimpmsmqmonitor.exe /UNINSTALL (for Visual Importer ETL)
The commands above must be executed as administrator (elevated).

It is recommended to run MSMQ Monitor using same user used to design packages/transformations/sql scripts.

  • Open windows services
  • MSMQ Monitor in the list
  • Double click on it
  • Dialog box will appear
  • Set startup time to automatic
  • Change user name
  • Start the service

MSMQ Monitor is only available with Enterprise Version.
MSMQ Monitor assumes that Message Queue should be always empty. 
When it is not empty it records arrival time of the first message.
When arrival time of the first message changes it fires the event.
(It happens when some software removes all messages and new message arrives)
  1. Make sure that monitor service is up and running
  2. Make sure that monitor service is using appropriate user name and user
  3. Make sure that monitor is enabled on maintenance tab
  4. Make sure that monitor is enabled on Event monitors tab
  5. Make sure that execution agent is configured properly

Monitor is enabled on Maintenance tab

Monitor is enabled on Event Monitors tab

Action was submitted by MSMQ Monitor

18/05/2017 17:02 · admin
  • vimpe/unattended_execution/msmq_monitor.txt
  • Last modified: 20/05/2017 19:34
  • by admin