When installing Message Queue on Windows, please note the following limitations.
The installed directory structure of Message Queue 4.3 on the Windows platform is different from that of previous releases. See Installed Directory Structure in Sun Java System Message Queue 4.3 Installation Guide.
The installer does not add entries for Message Queue to the Start>Programs menu. (Bug 6567258)
Workaround: To start the Administration Console use the command line as shown in Starting the Administration Console in Sun GlassFish Message Queue 4.4 Administration Guide.
The installer does not add the IMQ_HOME\mq\bin directory to the PATH environment variable.(Bug 6567197)
Workaround: Users need either to add this entry to their PATH environment variable or provide a full path name when invoking Message Queue utilities (IMQ_HOME\mq\bin\command).
The installer does not add entries to the Windows registry to indicate that Message Queue is installed. (Bug 6586389)
The installer does not add the Message Queue broker as a Windows service.
Workaround: Manually add the Message Queue broker as a Windows service using the imqsvcadm command.
If there is no JDK installed, the installer will throw the following error: “Invalid root in registry key HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\JavaSoft\\Java Runtime Environment\\CurrentVersion.” (Bug 6764358)\par
Workaround: If you see this error, install a JDK and proceed.
When run in silent mode with an answer file, the installer returns right away. The installation does happen; but the user has no way of knowing when the silent installation is actually done. (Bug 6586560)
Attempting to run the installer in text mode (installer –t) on Windows causes an error message that is displayed in English even when the installer is run in non-English. Text mode is not supported on Windows. (Bug 6594142)
The installer installs Message Queue on C:\ even if the operating system is installed on a different drive. (Bug 6673511)
For installation and uninstallation on Windows, there are no .bat files that the user can run, nor can user uninstall by using Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel. (Bug 6673417)
On Windows Vista, you cannot install Message Queue under C:\Program Files unless you install from a Command Prompt as Administrator. (Bug 6701661)
Workaround: To install from a Command Prompt as Administrator:
1. Start->Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt.
2. Right click on Command Prompt.
3. Select Run as Administrator.
4. Change directory to the Message Queue 4.2 install image.
5. Run installer.vbs.
When the uninstaller is run in dry run mode (uninstaller -n), it incorrectly performs an uninstall. (Bug 6719051)
Workaround: Perform a silent install using the following command:
The “Install Home” string on the installer Home page is not localized. (Bug 6592491)
Message Queue Zip-based uninstaller hangs on Windows 2003. (Bug 6764370)
Workaround: Manually remove the mqInstallHome directory.