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The EXECUTE permission was denied on the object sp_enum_dtspackages

07 January,2015 by Tom Collins

Granting permissions on SQL Server , to view legacy DTS packages requires  EXECUTE permissions to various stored procedures on the msdb  system database.

The easiest way to implement , is to create a database role including the permissions. Add the SQL Server login to the database role.

The added benefit  of using  database roles is it complies with standard SQL Server security policies. Most standard security policies advocate the usage of database roles versus  using object level permissions. Read more on How to manage the IS_GRANTABLE security risk

Stored procedures required to  view legacy DTS packages

Add  EXECUTE permissions to these stored procedures in msdb . The login should now be able to view the relevant DTS packages.









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