You install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2). Then, you use SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) to create a SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) package. When you do this, you may experience the following symptoms.
When you run an SSIS package that contains a Back Up Database task in BIDS, the LocalConnectionForLogging property for the task is not set to a correct value.
Consider the following scenario. You create an SSIS package in BIDS. You add a Back Up Database task to the SSIS package. You set the backup type for the task to differential log or transactional log. You set the task to back up all databases. In this scenario, when you run the package in BIDS, you receive the following error message:
Error: The Execute method on the task returned error code 0x80004003 (Object reference not set to an instance of an object.). The Execute method must succeed, and indicate the result using an "out" parameter.
Consider the following scenario. You create an SSIS package in BIDS. You add a Back Up Database task to the SSIS package. You set the backup type for the task to differential log or transactional log. You set the task to back up one or more specific databases. When you reopen the SSIS package in BIDS, the database that is selected for the task disappears from a list in the Back Up Database Task dialog box.
Cumulative update information
The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 2. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
936305 Cumulative update package 2 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
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 2005 fix release. Microsoft recommends 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:
937137 The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.