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What can I do to make MSMQ and Windows Services more reliable?

wsfindlater asked
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I have a Windows 2000 Server. Files are sent via FTP. A Windows Service with a timer, monitors the FTP folder, and puts a message on a MSMQ. A second Windows Service monitors this queue, and processes the file, specified in the queue message. The rate at which the second process reads the queue is controlled by a timer. Most of the time these processes work fine, but once in a while the second process stops processing the queue, and messages pile up. Have tried to debug the problem, but can not reproduce it. When I restart the second process, it processes all the messages on the queue. Has anyone else had a similar problem? What can I do to make my system more reliable?
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