FIX: Error message when you try to edit the connection manager for a migrated package in SQL Server 2005: "The specified provider is not supported"

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You migrate a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Data Transformation Services (DTS) package to a SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) package. You open the migrated package by using Business Intelligence Development Studio, and then try to edit the connection manager for the SSIS package. In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
The specified provider is not supported. Please choose different provider in connection manager.
Note You can execute the migrated package correctly. No data loss or data corruption occurs.

CAUSE

This problem occurs when you migrate a DTS package that contains ODBC connections, and the SQL Server 2005 Package Migration Wizard migrates ODBC connections to use the native ODBC provider.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
913089 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005

WORKAROUND

You can execute the package correctly. However, if you want to edit the connection manager in Business Intelligence Development Studio, you must delete the connection manager, and then manually create a new connection manager for the migrated package.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

This problem is documented in SQL Server 2005 Books Online. To view the information in SQL Server 2005 Books Online, search for the "Known Package Migration Issues" topic in SQL Server 2005 Books Online, and then see the "Known Issues Not Detected by Upgrade Advisor" section.

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Article ID: 915189 - Last Review: August 8, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
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