Events Logged by the Integration Services Service

The Integration Services service logs various messages to the Windows Application event log. The service logs these messages when the service starts, when the service stops, and when certain problems occur.

This topic provides information about the common event messages that the service logs to the Application event log. The Integration Services service logs all the messages described in this topic with an Event Source of SQLISService.

For general information about the Integration Services service, see Integration Services Service (SSIS Service).

Service status messages

When you select Integration Services for installation, the Integration Services service is installed and started, and its Startup Type is set to Automatic.

Event ID Symbolic Name Text Notes
256 DTS_MSG_SERVER_STARTING Starting Microsoft SSIS Service. The service is about to start.
257 DTS_MSG_SERVER_STARTED Microsoft SSIS Service started. The service started.
260 DTS_MSG_SERVER_START_FAILED Microsoft SSIS Service failed to start.%nError: %1 The service was not able to start. This inability to start might be the result of a damaged installation or an inappropriate service account.
258 DTS_MSG_SERVER_STOPPING Stopping Microsoft SSIS Service.%n%nStop all running packages on exit: %1 The service is stopping, and if you configure the service to do this, will stop all running packages. You can set a true or false value in the configuration file that determines whether the service stops running packages when the service itself stops. The message for this event includes the value of this setting.
259 DTS_MSG_SERVER_STOPPED Microsoft SSIS Service stopped.%nServer version %1 The service stopped.

Settings file messages

Settings for the Integration Services service are stored in an XML file that you can modify. For more information, see Integration Services Service (SSIS Service).

Event ID Symbolic Name Text Notes
274 DTS_MSG_SERVER_MISSING_CONFIG_REG Microsoft SSIS Service: %nRegistry setting specifying configuration file does not exist. %nAttempting to load default config file. The Registry entry that contains the path of the configuration file does not exist or is empty.
272 DTS_MSG_SERVER_MISSING_CONFIG Microsoft SSIS Service configuration file does not exist.%nLoading with default settings. The configuration file itself does not exist at the specified location.
273 DTS_MSG_SERVER_BAD_CONFIG Microsoft SSIS Service configuration file is incorrect.%nError reading config file: %1%n%nLoading server with default settings. The configuration file could not be read or is not valid. This error might be the result of an XML syntax error in the file.

Other messages

Event ID Symbolic Name Text Notes
336 DTS_MSG_SERVER_STOPPING_PACKAGE Microsoft SSIS Service: stopping running package.%nPackage instance ID: %1%nPackage ID: %2%nPackage name: %3%nPackage description: %4%nPackage The service is trying to stop a running package. You can monitor and stop running packages in Management Studio. For information about how to manage packages in Management Studio, see Package Management (SSIS Service).

View events

There are two tools in which you can view events for the Integration Services service:

  • The Log File Viewer dialog box in SQL Server Management Studio. The Log File Viewer dialog box includes options to export, filter, and search the log. For more information about the options in the Log File Viewer, see Log File Viewer F1 Help.

  • The Windows Event Viewer.

    For descriptions of the events logged by the Integration Services service, see Events Logged by the Integration Services Service.

To view service events for Integration Services in SQL Server Management Studio

  1. Open SQL Server Management Studio.

  2. On the File menu, click Connect Object Explorer.

  3. In the Connect to Server dialog box, select the Integration Services server type, select or locate the server to connect to, and then click Connect.

  4. In Object Explorer, right-click Integration Services and click View Logs.

  5. To view Integration Services events, select SQL Server Integration Services. The NT Events option is automatically selected and cleared with the SQL Server Integration Services option.

To view service events for Integration Services in Windows Event Viewer

  1. In Control Panel, if you are using Classic View, click Administrative Tools, or, if you are using Category View, click Performance and Maintenance and then click Administrative Tools.

  2. Click Event Viewer.

  3. In the Event Viewer dialog box, click Application.

  4. In the Application snap-in, locate an entry in the Source column that has the value SQLISService, right-click the entry, and then click Properties.

  5. Optionally, click the up or down arrow to show the previous or next event.

  6. Optionally, click the Copy to Clipboard icon to copy the event information.

  7. Choose to display event data using bytes or words.

  8. Click OK.

  9. On the File menu, click Exit to close the Event Viewer dialog box.

For information about how to view log entries, see Events Logged by an Integration Services Package