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trying to update DTS package in SQL 2008

We are converting from SQL 2000 to 2008. Everything seems to be up and running and I have installed, I believe, everthing I need to use the old DTS packages and have actually tested some and they work.
However, one of them executes a stored procedure and I'm getting stuck at this point. When I open the properties for the execute package task and select the sql 2008 server and then try to select a Package name, I get an error that has this info:
ODBC SQL Server Driver....to connect to this server you must use SSMS or SQL Server Management Objects (SMO).
I've looked this up and saw that I need to install the SMO (which also requires MSXML, SS native client, SS CLR Types). I d/l'd those and installed (except for MSXML 6.0 because it said there was a newer version already installed).
Still have the same problem...any ideas?
thanks
alan
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Brendt HessSenior DBACommented:
32-bit or 64-bit?

Are you using the SQL Server Native Client ODBC driver?  I believe that's the only ODBC driver that will work with SQL 2008 (other than third party drivers).  Alternately, update to something more recent, such as OLEDB or Native Client or .....
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avoorheisAuthor Commented:
32 bit.
I don't know what driver it's using. I'm using the DTS 2000 package designer. If I start from scratch and only put one task (execute package) in the package, it does not require selecting a connection. In the Execute Package Task Properties, I select the location, SQL Server, the the acutal sever, which does come up on the list of available servers, but, when I either try to save or select a package, I get the error.
I even tried inserting a connection object with both the native client and the ODBC driver, but, that didn't help (there's no way to associate the connection with the Execute Package Task).
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Brendt HessSenior DBACommented:
Um.... execute package task?  Don't you mean an Execute SQL task?  Execute package is for executing another DTS package....
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avoorheisAuthor Commented:
hmmm, maybe what I'm trying to do is not possible...here is what I'm working with
SQL Server 2008
Database that was imported from SQL Server 2000
DTS packages imported from SQL Server 2000 and show up in management>legacy>Data Transformation services
So, I'm trying to modify one of the DTS packages, in SQL 2008 via the DTS 2000 Package Designer and I want that DTS package to execute another DTS package stored in the same location.
But, I can't see any of the DTS packages when trying to view from the "Execute Package Task" object that's in the designer (I can see DTS packages in the old SQL 2000 server, which is still online).
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