Error 0x80070005 Access is denied


I have an SQL Agent Job called: Agent1.

It calls an SSIS package: C:\SSISPackage\ssispackage.dtsx

The error I get is below:

Error 0x80070005 Access is denied.

The Windows user that executes the package obviously does not have access to: C:\SSISPackage\ssispackage.dtsx

How do I find out what Windows user is running this package?

asked on Stack Overflow Nov 23, 2015 by w0051977 • edited Nov 23, 2015 by pedram

3 Answers


When you read sources, you will find that SQL Agent needs a high level of local access and permissions.

Definintely should have a domain account (if in a domain), and be limited as to network resources. Not a domain admin. Probably not a local admin -however, that is often chosen for ease of use. It is best to 'hand craft' an account with just the right type of permissions for Agent to do its job. If a job needs access to resources, then either Agent will need those permissions, or you will set up an Agent Proxy account. Hope these help.

Configuration -Service Accounts, SQL Server or SQL Server Agent service account

Configuration -Service Accounts,Selecting an Account for the SQL Server Agent Service

Please also check the below article. I think this will solve your problem.

How to schedule SSIS package to run as something other than SQL Agent Service Account

answered on Stack Overflow Nov 23, 2015 by Shoeb Siddique • edited May 23, 2017 by Community

I found the user by looking in Services i.e. right click My Computer, then click Manage, then click Services. There is an SQL server service that is running as a windows user. That is the windows user I was looking for.

answered on Stack Overflow Dec 29, 2015 by w0051977

I know this question is old, but my solution was different, The problem from the logs was accessing the program cache directory C:\ProgramData\Package Cache,

Error 0x80070005: Failed to secure cache path: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\

So I changed the permissions for the administrator to gain full access to it and restarted the installation process, and It worked.

answered on Stack Overflow Dec 23, 2020 by Jamal Abo

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