SQL Server 2000 security - DTS security

Tuesday, 14 September 2004, 4:05 PM EST

In this article of our series presenting SQL Server 2000 Security, we are turning our attention towards Data Transformation Services. If you are not familiar with this topic, it might be helpful to first review its coverage on the DatabaseJournal Web site. The referenced information gives a fairly comprehensive discussion of its principles and the majority of its features - we will focus here strictly on the security related aspects of this technology.

The primary purpose of Data Transformation Services is simplifying transfer of data between different types of data stores, accommodating at the same time its potential modifications. The number of possible configurations supported in SQL Server 2000 DTS implementation is impressive, covering any OLE DB and ODBC compliant data stores and a large number of customizable transformations, including execution of executables, T-SQL or VBScript based scripts.

By Marcin Policht at Database Journal.

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