The EXECUTE permission was denied on xp_msver

Recently after installing SQL Server and configuring SSIS for project deployment in a SQL Server 2012 environment, a customer was experiencing issues when attempting to execute a package deployed to the Integration Services catalog or through SQL Agent calling the package. Developers' accounts were working correctly, however this issue would occur when attempting to execute via a functional service account. After clicking Edit on the job step properties screen or opening the Execute screen in the catalog, the following error message would be displayed:


“The EXECUTE permission was denied on the object ‘xp_msver’, database mssqlsystemresource’, schema ‘sys’. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 229)”


A quick check of books online indicates that the only necessary permissions needed for this object are public. A permissions check for the functional user indicated that they were already set with the public role. A fix for this issue is to grant execute permissions on the object explicitly for that object.


[sql] USE msdb; GO GRANT EXECUTE ON sp.xp_msver TO [Domain\Account] GO [/sql]