General Page

Use the General page of the Integration Services Designers page in the Options dialog box to specify the options for loading, displaying, and upgrading packages.

To open the General page, in Business Intelligence Development Studio, on the Tools menu, click Options, expand Business Intelligence Designers, and select Integration Services Designers


  • Check digital signature when loading a package
    Select to have Integration Services check the digital signature when loading a package. Integration Services will only check whether the digital signature is present, is valid, and is from a trusted source. Integration Services will not check whether the package has been changed since the package was signed. 

    If you set the BlockedSignatureStates registry value, this registry value overrides the Check digital signature when loading a package option. For more information, see How to: Implement a Signing Policy by Setting a Registry Value.

    For more information about digital certificates and packages, see Using Digital Signatures with Packages.

  • Show warning if package is unsigned
    Select to display a warning when loading a package that is not signed.

  • Show precedence constraint labels
    Select which label—Success, Failure, or Completion—to display on precedence constraints when viewing packages in Business Intelligence Development Studio. 

  • Scripting language
    Select the default scripting language for new Script tasks and Script components.

  • Update connection strings to use new provider names
    When opening or upgrading SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) packages, update connection strings to use the SQL Server 2008 names for the following providers:

    • Analysis Services OLE DB provider

    • SQL Server Native Client

    The SSIS Package Upgrade Wizard updates only connection strings that are stored in connection managers. The wizard does not update connection strings that are constructed dynamically by using the Integration Services expression language, or by using code in a Script task.

  • Create new package ID
    When upgrading SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) packages, create new package IDs for the upgraded versions of the packages.