27 Apr

SSIS: Package Deployment

These are the steps for deploying a package from development to a production server.

Step 1: Create a configuration file.

These are actually created at run time and as such are optional.  It’s here because Microsoft has in here.

Step 2: Create a deployment utility.

A deployment utility is a folder that contains the files that you will need to run the package.

The following steps create the utility:

  1. Make sure that the project has been converted to the package deployment model.
  2. Right-click on the package and select properties.
  3. Select the Deployment tab.
  4. Set AllowConfigurationChanges to True.
  5. Set CreateDeploymentUtility to True.
  6. Click OK to close.
  7. Right-click the project and select Build.


Step 3: Copy packages to the target computer.

Exactly what it sounds like.

Step 4: Run the “Package Installation Wizard” on the target computer.

Perform the following steps:

  1. Open the folder.
  2. Double-click the manifest file (.SSISDeploymentManifest) to start the process.
  3. Follow the steps.

Yeah, this is kind of light on detail.


The main MSDN for package deployment:


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