SSIS packages created using older versions of SQL Server (2005-2014) cannot be automatically upgraded to a newer version without performing a pre-upgrade step. First, open the .dtsx package file in a text editor such as Notepad. Next, replace all instances of 188.8.131.52 (if created with SQL Server 2005), 10.0.0.0 (2008), 184.108.40.206 (2012), or 220.127.116.11 (2014) with either 10.0.0.0 (if upgrading to SQL Server 2008), 18.104.22.168 (2012), 22.214.171.124 (2014), or 126.96.36.199 (2016), 188.8.131.52 (2017) then save the modified file. Lastly, open the solution with BIDS (2008) or SQL Server Data Tools (2012-2017), which will automatically convert the solution and package.
Note that for SQL Server 2014-2016, SQL Server Data Tools must be downloaded and installed separately; please refer to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42313 (2014) or https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt204009.aspx (2016).
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