Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-29

This topic explains how to use the Queue Viewer to connect to a remote computer that has a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport server installed. By default, the Queue Viewer connects to the queuing database on the server on which the Queue Viewer is being run. When you use the Queue Viewer on an Edge Transport server, you cannot change the focus of the tool.

When you use the Queue Viewer on an Exchange 2007 server that is located inside the Exchange organization, you can use the Queue Viewer to connect to any Hub Transport server in the organization. You can start more than one instance of the Queue Viewer so that each instance focuses on a different server. You can tile the Queue Viewer windows so that you can easily monitor more than one Hub Transport server at a time.

Before You Begin

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

  • Exchange Server Administrator role

To perform the following procedure 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 2007, see Permission Considerations.


To use the Queue Viewer to connect to a remote Hub Transport server

  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 Connect to server… .

  5. In the Connect to server window, click Browse… to view a list of the available Hub Transport servers.

  6. In the Select Exchange Server window, select a Hub Transport server. To search for a Hub Transport server to connect to, use one of the following procedures:

    • Enter the exact server name or the first few letters of the server name in the Search: field, and then click Find Now. Select a server from the result pane.

    • Select the View menu, and then click Enable Column Filtering. In the Name column or Version column, click the filter icon, and then select the filter operator. Type the filter criteria in the Enter text here field. Press ENTER. Select a server from the result pane.

  7. Click OK to close the Select Exchange Server window.

    After you select a server, in the Connect to server window, select the Set as default server check box if you want the Queue Viewer to focus on this server first whenever the Queue Viewer is opened.
  8. In the Connect to server window, click Connect.