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Error Importing DTS package in SQL Server 2008

Opening DTS packages on a 2008 SQL Server requires several steps to be able to view the packages in a DTS designer.  Here’s a link to these steps on a 32-bit machine or on a 64-bit machine.  After following these step you will be able to open your DTS packages in the DTS Designer.

These steps are great for opening DTS packages but I ran into a problem recently where I was not able to import packages on my server which shouldn’t require as many prerequisites like opening packages does.

When I attempted to import a package I received the following error:

[DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Connect()).]SQL Server does not exist or access denied. (Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server)

After doing some research I found the problem in a blog by Xinwei Hong.  He has several possible problems listed, which luckily was solved by his first solution.  It is was a simple fix and here are the steps I followed to fix my problem:

1. Open the SQL Server Configuration Manager

2.  Expand on SQL Server Network Configuration and select Protocols for MSSQLSERVER

3.  Enable TCP/IP.  Not sure why this was disabled to begin with but that was my problem

Devin Knight

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and was an author in the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is a participating member of the local users’ group (JSSUG).


Posted by Anonymous on 27 August 2009

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