SQL Server 2008 R2

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SQL Server 

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Integration Services 

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Message Text

Microsoft SSIS Service configuration file is incorrect.%nError reading config file: %1%n%nLoading server with default settings.

The configuration file could not be read or is not valid. This error might be the result of an XML syntax error in the file.

The Integration Services service relies on a configuration file for its settings. By default, the name for this configuration file is MsDtsSrvr.ini.xml, and the file is located in the folder, %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\100\DTS\Binn. The registry key that specifies the location of the configuration file is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\100\SSIS\ServiceConfigFile.

Possible Cause

This message might appear because of an XML syntax error that was introduced by editing the configuration file.

In an XML editor, open the configuration file and validate the syntax. Correct any syntax errors that are found, save the corrected configuration file, and then restart the Integration Services service.

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