MSMQ Information Store (MQIS)

Definition of MSMQ Information Store (MQIS) in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is MSMQ Information Store (MQIS)?

A distributed database for Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Server that contains information about enterprise topology, enterprise settings, computer information, and queue information. MSMQ applications can query the MSMQ Information Store (MQIS) to locate queues and obtain queue properties. Copies of the MQIS are distributed among MSMQ computers in an enterprise.


In Microsoft Windows 2000, this functionality has been moved to Active Directory.