Event ID 2189 — Message Queuing System Resources

Event ID 2189 — Message Queuing System Resources

Updated: January 31, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Disk, memory, and system resources are assigned to Message Queuing. If these resources become limited, Message Queuing may not function as expected.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 2189
Source: MSMQ
Version: 6.0
Message: Message Queuing failed to send a message due to low memory. Message Queuing will retry to send the message.

This event is logged at most once per %1 seconds. To change this setting, set \HKLM\Software\Microsoft\MSMQ\Parameters\Event2189 registry value to desired time in seconds.

Free memory from other applications

The MSMQ Service needs adequate memory resources to function properly.

Try identifying and closing other applications that may be consuming a large amount of memory. If it turns out that the MSMQ Service is the only program consuming a large amount of memory, try receiving the messages from the queues or increasing the rate of message processing. For more information, see Resource Management in MSMQ Applications (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=107361).

If you continue to get this error, note any details in the event message, and then contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS). For information about how to contact CSS, see Enterprise Support (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=52267).


Verify that there is sufficient available memory and disk space.

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

To verify that there is enough available memory:

  1. Open Task Manager. To open Task Manager, right-click an empty space on the taskbar, and then click Task Manager.
  2. Click the Performance tab.
  3. Verify the CPU Usage is not 100%.

To verify that there is enough available disk space:

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click the drive where Message Queuing is located, and then click Properties.
  3. Verify that there is available Free space.

Related Management Information

Message Queuing System Resources

Message Queuing


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