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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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The Package Execution Utility

The dtsrun utility in SQL Server 2000 is no longer used within SQL Server 2012. It has been taken over by the dtexec utility, which is bigger and better and has more options and values to serve your every SSIS package execution need. Before you begin to use the dtexec utility, you should execute it at a command prompt with the help option set only and pipe the results into a text file:

c:> dtexec /? > dtexec.txt

You will quickly see all the main options and how similar this is to dtsrun (in SQL Server 2000). Some dtsrun command-line options have direct dtexec equivalents, such as the options for providing a server name or package name or for setting the value of a variable. Other dtsrun command-line options don’t ...

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