Enterprise Framework

Software Solutions in the Enterprise

Windows Server 2012 RabbitMQ Remote Access 3.0.0 and up

By default, trying to access RabbitMQ Management UI (http://localhost:15672/) from a remote machine is not allowed.  You must turn this on by setting the setting an environment variable and then creating a rabbitmq.config file before installing rabbitmq on Windows.

Here are the steps before you install. 

Clean Install on Windows Server 2012:

  1. Set System Environment Variables
    1. Go to System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced Tab > Environment Variables
    2. Under System variables > New...
    3. variable name  : RABBITMQ_BASE
      variable value : c:\rabbitmq
    4. Click OK
    5. Click OK at Environment Variables screen.
    6. Create a new file called rabbitmq.config in c:\rabbitmq
      1. Edit rabbitmq.config and paste the following into it: 
        [{rabbit, [{loopback_users, []}]}].
  2. Install Erlang
    1. Go to http://www.erlang.org/download.html
    2. Download:  OTP 17.5 Windows 64-bit Binary File (91.1 MB)
  3. Install RabbitMQ
    1. Go to https://www.rabbitmq.com/download.html
    2. Download:  RabbitMQ 3.5.3 Windows 

If you already installed rabbitmq, you will need to uninstall rabbitmq service and then do the above 1 through 3 steps.

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