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PowerShell: Create MSMQ

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28 Oct 2014CPOL
PowerShell: Create MSMQ

AT work, I use MSMQ a fair bit, and I also use NServiceBus a fair bit of late, which thankfully takes care of creating all the queues needed. But, for those times when you really need to make a bunch of queues, it can be a time consuming exercise, so I decided to see if my new found PowerShell skills could automate this process (remember I am still learning, so this may not be the best/most current way, in fact I know for Windows 8.1/Windows Server, there is a later more groovy API. But for now, this is what I came up with:

C#
[CmdletBinding()]
Param(
   [Parameter(Mandatory=$True,Position=1)]
   [string]$queueName,
 
   [Parameter(Mandatory=$True,Position=2)]
   [bool]$isTransactional,
 
   [Parameter(Mandatory=$True,Position=3)]
   [bool]$isJournalEnabled,
 
   [Parameter(Mandatory=$True,Position=4)]
   [string]$userName,
 
   [Parameter(Mandatory=$True,Position=5)]
   [bool]$isAdminUser
)
 
[Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Messaging")
 
function printUsage() 
{
    Write-Host "Usage is CreateQueue.ps1 -queueName SomeQueuName 
        -isTransactional $true -isJournalEnabled $true 
        -userName mclocal\barbers -isAdminUser $true"
} 
 
try {
 
    $fullQueueName = ".\private$\" + $queueName
 
 
    If ([System.Messaging.MessageQueue]::Exists($fullQueueName))
    {
        Write-Host($fullQueueName + " queue already exists")
    }
    else
    {
        $newQ = [System.Messaging.MessageQueue]::Create($fullQueueName, 
            $isTransactional)
        if ($isJournalEnabled)
        { 
            $newQ.UseJournalQueue = $True
        }         
        
        if ($isAdminUser)
        { 
            Write-Host("ADMIN")
            $newQ.SetPermissions($userName, 
                [System.Messaging.MessageQueueAccessRights]::FullControl, 
                    [System.Messaging.AccessControlEntryType]::Allow)        
        }
        else
        { 
            Write-Host("NOT ADMIN")
            $newQ.SetPermissions($userName, 
                [System.Messaging.MessageQueueAccessRights]::GenericWrite, 
                [System.Messaging.AccessControlEntryType]::Allow)
            $newQ.SetPermissions($userName, 
                [System.Messaging.MessageQueueAccessRights]::PeekMessage, 
                [System.Messaging.AccessControlEntryType]::Allow)
            $newQ.SetPermissions($userName, 
                [System.Messaging.MessageQueueAccessRights]::ReceiveJournalMessage, 
                [System.Messaging.AccessControlEntryType]::Allow)
        }
    }
}
catch [Exception] {
   Write-Host $_.Exception.ToString()
  printUsage
}

This will allow you to create a private queue of your choice of name, where you can also pick the following:

  • Whether it is a transactional queue
  • If journaling is enabled
  • If it is an admin user queue

Hope it helps!

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About the Author

Sacha Barber
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I currently hold the following qualifications (amongst others, I also studied Music Technology and Electronics, for my sins)

- MSc (Passed with distinctions), in Information Technology for E-Commerce
- BSc Hons (1st class) in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

Both of these at Sussex University UK.

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I am lucky enough to have won a few awards for Zany Crazy code articles over the years

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  • And numerous codeproject awards which you can see over at my blog

Comments and Discussions

 
Questiondoes this work only same server Pin
Amit Patel198511-Mar-20 3:24
MemberAmit Patel198511-Mar-20 3:24 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
Phebous30-Oct-14 16:57
MemberPhebous30-Oct-14 16:57 
GeneralRe: My vote of 5 Pin
Sacha Barber30-Oct-14 20:43
mvaSacha Barber30-Oct-14 20:43 

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