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Executing SSIS Package as SQL Server JOB and Schedule

 Executing SSIS Package as scheduled SQL Server JOB


Execute a SSIS package though SQL Job

In the SQL Server 2005, after you create a SSIS package ( DTS), you want to create a job and schedule to run it. You will get the error to prevent you to run the job. What is the problem?

Here is why: SQL Server 2005 is quite different from SQL Server 2000. In SQL Server 2000, you can create the job and run it without problem. In SQL Server 2005, you need to go through the security layer in order to run the job.



The logic is like this:                

 The job executor account needs the roles of sysadmin,  SQLAgentUserRole, SQLAgentReaderRole,  SQLAgentOperatorRole

  • The job needs to be run under Proxy account 
  • The job executor account is better to be used to create SSIS package and so you are sure the job executor account has the right to run this SSIS package.


The following steps can be followed to get the job done.

The work environment is MS SQL Server Management Studio and you log in as SA.

1. Create job executor account

 Highlight Security->New Login, say to make login as devlogin, type your password, default database can be your target database.

Server roles: check sysadmin

User mapping: your target database

Msdb database: you make sure to include SQLAgentUserRole, SQLAgentReaderRole,  SQLAgentOperatorRole

Then click OK


2    Create SQL proxy account and associate proxy account with job executor account

Here is the code and run it the query window.

Use master

 CREATE CREDENTIAL [SQLCredential] WITH IDENTITY = ‘yourdomain\myWindowAccount’, secret = ‘WindowLoginPassword’

  Use msdb

 Sp_add_proxy @proxy_name=’SQLProxy’, @credential_name=’SQLCredential’

Sp_grant_login_to_proxy @login_name=’ devlogin’, @proxy_name=’SQLProxy’

Sp_grant_proxy_to_subsystem @proxy_name=’SQLProxy’, @subsystem_name=’SSIS’



3.    Create SSIS package

In MS SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio, you use job executor account SQLDEV to create the SSIS package and make sure you can execute this package in SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio. Compile/build this package.

Create the job, schedule the job and run the job

 In SQL Server Management Studio, highlight SQL Server Agent -> Start. Highlight Job ->New Job, name it , myJob.

Under Steps, New Step, name it, Step1,

Type: SQL Server Integration Service Package

Run as: SQLProxy

Package source: File System

Browse to select your package file xxx.dtsx

Click Ok

Schedule your job and enable it

Now you can run your job.


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