dtsrun to dtexec Command Option Mapping

New: 5 December 2005

If you have previously used the SQL Server 2000 Data Transformation Services (DTS) dtsrun.exe command prompt utility, this topic will help you understand how the dtsrun command prompt options map to the command prompt options for the new SQL Server 2005 Integration Services dtexec.exe command prompt utility. For suggestions about how to upgrade, see Upgrading dtsrun Command Lines. For more information about the dtexec command options and examples of dtexec syntax, see dtexec Utility.

Dtsrun Option Dtexec Option Description


/? Or /H[ELP]

Display list of options.



Specify server name.



Specify user name.



Provide the user password.



/D[ts] – package store

Specify the package name in MSDB.



Provide the package GUID.




Specify the package version and build.



Specify the package password.


/F[ile] – file system

/D[ts] – package store

Specify the file name of the package.



Specify the value of a variable.


/L[ogger], /Cons[oleLog]

Log to log file or log provider.


/L[ogger] , /Cons[oleLog]

Log to Event Log.

Dtsrun Option Dtexec Option Description


(Omit user name and password)

Use a trusted connection.


(The Repository is not supported)

Specify Repository database name.


Pass in encrypted command line


Block execution when creating an encrypted command line.


(Use Dtutil.exe)

Delete package from MSDB database.


Display encrypted command line without executing it.


Copy command line to the clipboard.

Dtsrun Option Dtexec option Description


Specify a checkpoint file.


Turn checkpointing on or off.


Specify a file that contains additional command-line options.


Specify a configuration file.


Provide a connection string for a connection manager in the package.


Set the maximum number of concurrent executables.


Enter a comment.


Set the reporting level.


Specify how to handle checkpoints.


Display rowcount.


Validate without executing.


Fail if not signed.


Treat a warning as an error and a validation failure.

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