MSMQ installation error on 2008 Server


This Windows 2008 SP2

The Error:

Message Queuing: Installation failed Error: Attempt to install Message Queuing Server failed with error code 0x80070643. Fatal error during installation The following features were not installed: Message Queuing Services Message Queuing Server

Found a msdn blog with the following resolution:


To resolve this issue follow the steps listed below:

  1. Go to Control panel and click User Accounts
  2. Select User Accounts and click Turn User Account Control on/ Off
  3. Un-check the check box beside User Account Control
  4. Close the User Account Window, reboot the computer and try to install Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) again

Note: Be sure to turn User Account Controll back on when the issue is resolved

After doing that and rebooting I still getting the same error when trying to installing MSMQ.

asked on Stack Overflow Nov 2, 2009 by Mike • edited Nov 2, 2009 by Mike

2 Answers


Maybe try using the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility?

answered on Stack Overflow Nov 23, 2009 by user216703

create a key called MSMQ in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft and then go and delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\MSMQ. Worked for me on Windows 10 preview and then I was able to install MSMQ.

answered on Stack Overflow Mar 22, 2015 by CompuMagic • edited Mar 22, 2015 by tzima

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