The community has also contributed to the DTS migration process. One particularly valuable published tool is called DtsToSsisPrepare ( This DTS-focused upgrade tool prepares DTS packages before the DTS Migration Wizard runs. By converting universal data link (UDL)-based connections to hard-coded standard connections, consolidating connections created for parallelism, and resetting other DTS properties that the migration doesn’t support, packages run through the DTS Migration Wizard are much cleaner in SSIS after the initial preparation through DtsToSsisPrepare.