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Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows NT


This document provides information on installing and configuring BEA MessageQ on Windows NT systems.


Installing MessageQ

Preparing to Install the MessageQ Software

Checking the Software Distribution Kit


Hardcopy and Online Documentation

Complying with the Installation Prerequisites

Backing up the System Disk

Installing the MessageQ Software on Windows NT Systems

Choosing Which Subsets to Install

Installing MessageQ on Systems Already Running MessageQ

Installing MessageQ for Windows NT

Recovering from Installation Errors

Using the Online User Documentation

Performing Postinstallation Tasks

Configuring the Network

Starting the MessageQ Service for Windows NT

Adding the MessageQ Drive and Directory to Your Path

Converting Your Group Initialization File to Version 5.0


Configuring MessageQ

Overview of MessageQ System Configuration

Message Queuing Bus

Message Queuing Groups

Message Queues

Using Naming

Cross-Group Connections

Server Processes

Configuring a Message Queuing Group

Defining Parameters in the Group Initialization File

Default Values for Parameters

Identifying the Group Initialization File Version

Setting Group Characteristics in the Profile Section

Setting Message Recovery System Parameters in the MRS Section

Configuring the Client Library Server in the CLS Section

Enabling Network Connections in the Cross-Group Section

Defining the Message Routing Database in the Route Section

Route Discovery

Visit Counts

Client/Server Message Routing

Defining Queues in the Queue Configuration Section

Defining Name-to-Queue Translations in the Group Name Section

Configuring Global Naming

Configure Groups to Run or Use the Naming Agent

Configure the Namespace

Configure a Default Namespace Path for Each Group

Define the Queue Names in the Group Initialization File

Using the Test Utility to Test Your Group Configuration


Managing MessageQ

Using the Monitor Utility

Connecting to the MessageQ Environment

Connecting to a Group from the Command Line

Connecting to a Running Group From the Monitor Utility

Starting a Message Queuing Group

Starting a Group from the Command Line

Starting a Group From the Monitor Utility

Creating a Custom Group Startup Icon on the Desktop

Starting a Group from the Startup Program Group

Shutting Down a Running Group

Shutting Down a Group from the Command Line

Shutting Down a Group From the Monitor Utility

Shutting Down a Group From the Group Control Process System Menu

Starting a Cross-Group Connection

Stopping a Cross-Group Connection

Starting a Queue

Stopping a Queue

Running the Client Library Server

Starting CLS

Stopping the CLS

Restricting Remote Access to CLS

Managing Message Recovery Services

Replaying Journal Messages

Printing Journal Files

Changing Group Characteristics at Runtime

Enabling or Disabling Quotas

Setting Quotas for Dynamic Queues

Enabling Queue Quotas for Selective Queues

Defining Timeout Intervals for Link Drivers


Monitoring MessageQ

Invoking the Monitor Utility

Enabling Statistics

Enabling Quotas

Viewing Link and Queue Activity

Viewing Link Traffic Counts

Viewing Link Traffic Rates

Viewing Link Traffic Detail

Viewing Link Detail

Viewing Queue Traffic Counts

Viewing Queue Traffic Rates

Viewing Queue Traffic Detail

Viewing Queue Detail



Error Logging


Enabling Tracing

Disabling Tracing