Event ID 2255 — Message Queuing Operation

Event ID 2255 — Message Queuing Operation

Updated: December 3, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Message Queuing operation provides message authentication, message encryption, dead-letter queues, security settings, and other basic features. If Message Queuing has problems with any of these features, proper Message Queuing operation may suffer.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 2255
Source: MSMQ
Version: 6.1
Message: The message could not be moved to deadletter queue %1. Deadletter queues should not require privacy of messages. The message will be moved to the system transactional dead letter queue.

This event is logged at most once per %2 seconds. To change this setting, set \HKLM\Software\Microsoft\MSMQ\Parameters\Event2255 registry value to desired time in seconds.

Change encryption levels

To allow messages to enter a dead-letter queue, set the privacy level of the specified dead-letter queue to None or Optional, or ensure that the messages that are being sent to the queue are encrypted.

For more information about changing the privacy level of queues, see Change the Privacy Level for Queues (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104733).

For more information about sending encrypted messages, see Message Queuing-Encrypted Messages (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104734).


Verify that the MSMQ Service is installed and running.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To verify that the MSMQ Service is installed and running:

  1. Open the Services snap-in. To open Services, click Start. In the search box, type services.msc, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate the Message Queuing service, and confirm that the value in the Status column is Started.

Related Management Information

Message Queuing Operation

Message Queuing


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