Installation Requirements

Before you install Task Factory make sure you meet the following requirements for the machine where you are planning to install Task Factory.

1. Check if BIDS (Business Intelligence Development Studio) installed.

To check if BIDS is installed open Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008 or 2012. You should be able to see Business Intelligence Development Studio icon  if it is installed (See Figure 1) (SQL 2012 will show SQL Server Data Tools)

Figure 1: Check Business Intelligence Development Studio Installed

2. Check if SSIS Components Installed.

To check if necessary components to create and run SSIS packages installed, perform the following steps.

  1. Open Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or 2008 -> SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio.
  2. Once BIDS is launched click File -> New Project
  3. In the "New Project" dialog box highlight "Business Intelligence Projects" category in the left hand side and then make sure you can see "Integration Services Project" on the right hand side (see Figure 2)

Figure 2: Check Integration Services Components Installed

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