Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server
2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-06-18
The Exchange Queue Viewer is an Exchange Management Console snap-in that is installed when you install the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport server role and the Edge Transport server role. The Queue Viewer is located in the Toolbox node of the Exchange Management Console. You use this graphical user interface to view information about queues on a transport server and the messages that are present in those queues and to perform management actions on queues and mail items. The Queue Viewer is useful for troubleshooting mail flow and identifying spam.
Configuring the Queue Viewer
Before you use the Queue Viewer to manage queues, consider the following configuration tasks:
- You must connect to a transport server. By default, the Queue
Viewer focuses on the queuing database that is located on the
server on which the Queue Viewer is run. You can also connect to a
remote server and view the queues and messages on the remote
For more information, see How to Connect to a Server by Using the Queue Viewer.
- The list of queues and messages can be very large, depending on
current mail flow, and the list of queues and messages changes when
messages enter and leave the server. You can configure the options
for the Queue Viewer to control the interval at which the list of
queues and messages is refreshed and the number of items that are
displayed on each page.
For more information, see How to Set Queue Viewer Options.
- You can create a filter to display the specific set of queues
or messages that you want to monitor. After you locate the queues
and messages that you want to monitor, you can view the property
information for these queues and messages. This information is
helpful when you troubleshoot the cause of mail flow problems.
For more information, see Filtering Queues and Filtering Messages.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1
(SP1), you can use the Export List link in the action pane
to export the list of queues or a list of messages. For more
information, see How to Export Lists from
the Exchange Management Console.
For More Information
For more information about the queue management tasks, see Managing Queues.