SQL Server - Viewing legacy DTS packages in SSMS

20 January,2009 by Jack Vamvas

Viewing legacy DTS packages in SSMS is useful. There are still many DTS packages in  SQL Server environments , for different reasons DBAs decide not to  convert in SSIS packages.

I installed SQL Server Management Studio  , to view a SQL Server 2000 instance .
I attempted to access the packages via the : "Management | Legacy | Data Tramsformation Services"
and got the following message:


SELECT permission denied on table sysdtspackages, database 'master', owner 'dbo'


I was perplexed , because when I attempted to view the DTS packages via SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager - I could view the DTS details.

The workaround for the problem was to :

1)  creating a new role called "DTS_user"

2)  assigned EXECUTE on sp_enum_dtspackages and sp_get_dtspackage in msdb.

3) Assign the role to the user 

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Author: Jack Vamvas (http://www.sqlserver-dba.com)


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