An SMO connection manager enables a package to connect to a SQL Management Object (SMO) server. The transfer tasks that SQL Server Integration Services includes use an SMO connection manager. For example, the Transfer Logins task that transfers SQL Server logins uses an SMO connection manager.
When you add an SMO connection manager to a package, Integration Services creates a connection manager that will resolve to an SMO connection at run time, sets the connection manager properties, and adds the connection manager to the Connections collection on the package. The ConnectionManagerType property of the connection manager is set to SMOServer.
You can configure an SMO connection manager in the following ways:
Specify the name of a server on which SQL Server is installed.
Select the authentication mode for connecting to the server.
Configuration of the SMO Connection Manager
You can set properties through SSIS Designer or programmatically.
For more information about the properties that you can set in SSIS Designer, see SMO Connection Manager Editor.