Monday, April 25, 2005 10:39 AM nielsb

GUI for Sql Server Service Broker

SQL Server Service Broker (SSB) is in my mind one of the coolest features of SQL Server 2005, and I have done quite a lot with it. What is most frustrating with it though is the lack of GUI. In other words, to use it – you have to create all your objects in scripts.

So, a while ago – quite a long time ago as a it was, I thought that I should create an application which would help me with creation/management of SSB objects. This application is SSB Admin (I should have called it SSB Explorer, but Dan already took that name). 

SSB Admin is a GUI application for managing and creating SQL Server 2005 Service Broker (SSB) Objects on networked SQL Server 2005 Servers. Some of the features of the product are:

  • Viewing networked SQL Server 2005 instances and their SSB objects.
  • Creating new SSB objects through a GUI.
  • Deploying SSB Objects to other instances/databases than where they originally were created.
  • Sending messages between services and on conversations.
  • View messages.

If anyone is interested in testing it, you can download it from here.

Any comments/feedback/suggestions for improvements are always welcome. Either email them to me or leave a comment here.


# re: GUI for Sql Server Service Broker

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 5:58 PM by Kevin

I am glad someone is trying, but damn it is buggy.  I wish MS would get off their a**es and make one integrated in to the management studio.  Are you going to post this on source forge so we can have our bug fixes in for everyone?