FIX: Error "The System Cannot Find the File Specified" When You Open a DTS Package

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Article ID: 274716 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q274716
BUG #: 57816 (SQLBUG_70)
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SYMPTOMS

When you run a Microsoft Data Transformation Services (DTS) package or open it in the DTS Package Designer, you may receive the following error message:
Title: Package Error
Error Source : Microsoft Data Transformation Services (DTS) Package
Error Description : The system cannot find the file specified.
If you use DTSRun.exe to run the DTS package, you may receive the following error message:
Error: -2147287038 (80030002); Provider Error: 0 (0)
Error string: The system cannot find the file specified.
Error source: Microsoft Data Transformation Services (DTS) Package
Help file: sqldts.hlp
Help context: 713

CAUSE

One possible reason for this error is that you used the SQL Server 2000 Package Designer to create and save the package.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use one of the following methods:
  • Only use the SQL Server 2000 tools to edit and run the package. Do not use the SQL Server 7.0 tools to edit or run this package.
  • Open the package with SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager, and save it again using a password for owner and user.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
274799 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
For more information, contact your primary support provider.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about package security, see the "Handling Package Security in DTS" topic in SQL Server Books Online.

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Article ID: 274716 - Last Review: March 14, 2006 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition
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