Queue managers

The Provisioning Queue Manager service runs as a Microsoft® Windows® 2000 service. Queue managers act as transaction coordinators for queued requests. Queue managers store Microsoft Provisioning Framework (MPF) requests that do not need to be executed immediately in a queue for later processing. Queue managers forward each queued request to a provisioning engine that has available capacity.

Requests can be submitted to queue managers in activated or suspended mode, depending on when they will enter the queue. Activated requests enter the queue immediately. Suspended requests remain pending, sometimes as placeholders for other jobs or because of a dependent action that must first complete.

Queue managers are specific to MPF and not directly related to Message Queuing.

For more information, see Administering queue managers.