Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-21

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Queue Viewer or the Exchange Management Shell to resume a message that is in a queue on a computer that has the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport server role or the Edge Transport server role installed.

You can resume a message that currently has a status of Suspended. By resuming a message, you enable delivery of the message. If you resume a message that is located in the poison message queue, the message will be sent to the categorizer for processing. A message that is being sent to multiple recipients might be located in multiple queues. To resume a message in more than one queue in a single operation, you must use a filter.

Before You Begin

To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role

To perform the following procedures on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed, you must log on by using an account that is a member of the local Administrators group on that computer.

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

Before you resume a message, you must follow these steps:

  • Verify that you are connected to an Exchange transport server. By default, the actions of the Queue Viewer or the Exchange Management Shell focus on the local server. For more information, see How to Connect to a Server by Using the Queue Viewer.

  • To connect to a specific transport server when you are using the Exchange Management Shell, include the Server parameter with a filter statement, or include the server name when you specify the message identity.

  • Verify that you have configured the Queue Viewer options. These options determine the number of items that are displayed per page and the frequency at which the Queue Viewer updates the display. For more information, see How to Set Queue Viewer Options.


To use the Queue Viewer to resume a message

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, click Toolbox.

  3. In the result pane, click Exchange Queue Viewer.

  4. In the action pane, click Open Tool.

  5. In the Queue Viewer, click the Messages tab. A list of all messages on the server to which you are connected is displayed. To adjust the action to focus on a single queue, click the Queues tab, double-click the queue name, and then click the Server\Queue tab that appears.

  6. Click Create Filter, and enter your filter expression as follows:

    1. Select Status from the message property drop-down list.

    2. Select Equals from the comparison operator drop-down list.

    3. Select Suspended from the value drop-down list.

  7. Click Apply Filter. All messages that have a status of Suspended are displayed.

  8. Select one or more messages from the list, right-click, and select Resume.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to resume a message

  • Run the following command:

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    Resume-message -filter {property -operator -"value"}

    The following example uses this syntax to resume all messages that are being sent from any sender in the domain:

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    Resume-message -filter {FromAddress -eq "*"}

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Resume-Message.

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