FIX: Error message when you run a maintenance plan in SQL Server 2008: "The SQL Server Execute Package Utility requires Integration Services to be installed"

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Article ID: 961126 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug: #50003840 (SQL Hotfix)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You install the release version of one of the following editions:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard x86 or x64 edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer x86, x64, or IA-64 edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise x86, x64, or IA-64 edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup x86 or x64 edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web x86 or x64 edition
You install the SQL Server 2008 Client Tools. However, you do not have SQL Server 2008 Integration Services installed. When you create and then execute a maintenance plan, you receive the following error message in the job history:
The SQL Server Execute Package Utility requires Integration Services to be installed by one of these editions of SQL Server 2008: Standard, Enterprise, Developer, or Evaluation. To install Integration Services, run SQL Server Setup and select Integration Services. The package execution failed. The step failed.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2008. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968382 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2008

Cumulative update information

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
960484 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956909 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, install the Integration Services component from one of the following editions:
  • SQL Server 2008 Standard x86 or x64 edition
  • SQL Server 2008 Developer x86, x64, or IA-64 edition
  • SQL Server 2008 Enterprise x86, x64, or IA-64 edition
If you are running one of the editions that are listed here, you only have to rerun the Setup program and then select Add Features to an Existing Installation. However, if you are running a SQL Server 2008 Web edition or a SQL Server 2008 Workgroup edition, you cannot work around this issue directly by using the Setup program. To work around this issue, you must install a new instance of SQL Server 2008 by using one of the editions that are listed here or install the hotfix.

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 2008 Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

This hotfix removes the requirement that maintenance plans can only be executed on servers where SQL Server 2008 Integration Services are installed. After you install this hotfix, maintenance plans can be executed even when SQL Server 2008 Integration Services are not installed on the server.

For more information about a similar issue in SQL Server 2005, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
909036 Error message when you create a new maintenance plan in SQL Server 2005: "Create maintenance plan failed"
For more information about how to install SQL Server 2008, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143219.aspx
For more information about features that are supported by the editions of SQL Server 2008, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645993.aspx
For more information about what files are changed, and for information about any prerequisites to apply the cumulative update package that contains the hotfix that is described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
960484 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008

REFERENCES

For more information about the list of builds that are available after the release of SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956909 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 961126 - Last Review: April 7, 2009 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web
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