Import Package

Use the Import Package dialog box, available in SQL Server Management Studio, to import a SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) package and to set or modify the protection level of the package.


  • Package location
    Select the type of storage location to import the package to. The following options are available:

    SQL Server

    File System

    SSIS Package Store

  • Server
    Type a server name or select a server from the list.
  • Authentication
    Select Windows Authentication or SQL Server Authentication. This option is available only if the storage location is SQL Server.


    Whenever possible, use Windows Authentication.

    • Authentication type
      Select an authentication type.
    • User name
      If using SQL Server Authentication, provide a user name.
    • Password
      If using SQL Server Authentication, provide a password.
  • Package path
    Type the package path, or click the browse button (…) and locate the package.
  • Package name
    Optionally, rename the package. The default name is the name of the package to import.
  • Protection level
    Click the browse button (…) and, in the Package Protection Level dialog box, update the protection level. For more information, see Package Protection Level.

See Also


Save Copy of Package
Export Package
Other UI Reference

Other Resources

Saving Packages
Importing and Exporting Packages

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance