I have a job running on SQL Server 2012, where one of the steps is of type "SQL Server Integration Services Package". For the "Package source" I choose SSIS Catalog. For the "Server", if I type in the name of the server, everything works fine, but if I type in localhost I get an error.

How do I specify that the SSIS Catalog that I want to use is under the same server where the job is running?

  • 2
    and the error message is...
    – billinkc
    Commented Nov 4, 2014 at 22:49
  • Just the standard can't find host, etc, etc
    – user51547
    Commented Nov 5, 2014 at 17:53

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You can reference the local server with a period .

If you have an instance name, too, then use .\instancename

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