Application.GetPackageInfos Method

Gets a PackageInfos collection that contains the packages stored in an instance of SQL Server, within the specified logical folder, by using the server name, user name, and password.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.ManagedDTS (in microsoft.sqlserver.manageddts.dll)

public PackageInfos GetPackageInfos (
	string strFolder,
	string serverName,
	string serverUserName,
	string serverPassword
public PackageInfos GetPackageInfos (
	String strFolder, 
	String serverName, 
	String serverUserName, 
	String serverPassword
public function GetPackageInfos (
	strFolder : String, 
	serverName : String, 
	serverUserName : String, 
	serverPassword : String
) : PackageInfos



The logical folder that contains the packages you want to enumerate. If you want package information from the File System folder in the SSIS Package Store, use the GetDtsServerPackageInfos method. The logical folders in which packages are stored within MSDB can be created from the Stored Packages\MSDB node in Management Studio, by the dtutil.exe command prompt utility, or by the CreateFolderOnSqlServer method.


The name of the SQL Server instance where the packages reside.


The account name used to log on to the instance of SQL Server, if you need to log in to SQL Server using standard authentication. If you are using Windows Authentication, use null.


The password of the user account, if you need to log in to SQL Server using standard authentication. If you are using Windows Authentication, use null.

Return Value

A PackageInfos collection.

Updated text: 17 July 2006

This method bypasses the SSIS Service and connects directly to an instance of SQL Server to gather information about packages stored in the MSDB database. It returns a PackageInfo object for each package stored in the specified logical folder. From the PackageInfo object, you can obtain the package's name, description, creation date, version, and additional information.

For more information, see Managing Packages and Folders Programmatically.

The following code example retrieves the collection from the application object and iterates over each object in the collection, printing its description.

Application app = new Application();
PackageInfos pInfos = app.GetPackageInfos("\\", "yourserver", null, null);
foreach (PackageInfo pInfo in pInfos)
    Console.WriteLine("Name: {0}", pInfo.Name);

Sample Output:

Name: Maintenance Plans

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms



17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Updated descriptions of method and its parameters.

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