converting dts packages from sql 2000 to sql 2008

just looking for suggestions on the best way to do this. One thing is we have a lot of connections that need to be changed, so, I was thinking to save the packages to basic first and then just do a find and replace for the new server. But, not sure how to use the .bas file after it's been updated. Should it be imported to sql 2008 somehow or what?

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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
One simple thought:

If you have DTS packages available with you, then you can simply use Execute DTS 2000 Package Task in SSIS 2008 and run it out..
More info about this task here:
avoorheisAuthor Commented:
Thanks, but, since there is new server hardware, I need to change the connection info in all the packages and was looking for an easy way to do that.
Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
Yes.. You need to change it in all of your existing packages.
No other workaround for that.

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