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How to install crystaldecision support dll without having us install visual studio 2010

I have a vb.net software to deliver crystal reports. This runs on windows 2003 server.

We are going to migrate to windows 2008 server and learned that several dlls are no longer there.

I've downloaded CRforVS_13_0.exe, but this requires visual studio 2010 installed on the server.

I need to install crystaldecision support dll without having us install visual studio 2010 on windows 2008 server.

If anyone knows how to configure windows 2008 server so that .net software runs, please let me know.

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    Posted on May 22, 2013 at 06:51 PM

    Hello Takashi

    I am not clear on what version of CR you want to use and what version of VS .NET you want to use. Can you please clear that up for me?

    Also, while we're at clarification, can you give me more info on:

    We are going to migrate to windows 2008 server and learned that several dlls are no longer there.

    What dlls would these be?

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    • This is what I understand from the above:

      1) Reports are created in CR 2008

      2) You want to use .NET 2010 or 2012

      3) Your development computer has SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio installed via CRforVS_13_0.exe

      4) You now want to install the app and the CR runtime

      If all of the above is correct, there are two things for you:

      1) Update the install on yor development computer to Service Pack 5. See this document for the link to SP 5.

      2) See the above document for SP 5 runtime download links. The links provided in the doc are to MSM file (32 bit), MSI files (32 and 64 bit) and to ClickOnce.

      - Ludek

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    Posted on May 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Almost correct. but you did not mention the following.

    I copied the software from development box to a windows server 2008.

    This server lacks several crystaldecisions dlls.

    I need to install dll into windows server 2008. This server does not have visual studio installed.

    CRforVS_13_0.exe refused to install since visual studio is not installed on this server.

    I need an installation exe to a server which does not required visual studio.

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    Posted on May 28, 2013 at 09:13 PM

    Thank you so much for your support. The series of links confused me. It looks like I needed to install the very first one then install the service pack ##. I could just install the service pack 5 which included the installation exe.

    Now I installed the dlls, I am getting "Database logon failed" issue. I typed "Database logon failed crystal .net" at the top right corner textbox and got several similar issues. But none solved my problem.

    This software loads crystal reports which connect to db 2. The operating system is windows 2008 server and crystal is 2008.

    I can open the crystal report directly at the windows 2008 server and run it. The report itself can connect to db 2 without a problem. However, when I ran the software, it fails to connect.

    The very software runs on windows xp and 2003 server without a problem.

    Is this a windows 2008 server set up issue?

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    • Hello Takashi

      Is this a windows 2008 server set up issue?

      Based on your description, I do not think so. E.g.; if the report is able to get the data in the CR designer and not at runtime (on the same computer), then the system appears to be fine.

      At this time, I'd suspect code. E.g.; the database logon may not be coded correctly(?). A quick test may tell the story; create a new win app. Add a viewer and one line of code:

      CrystalReportsViewer1.reportsource = <path to the report>

      Compile and copy the exe to the WIN 2008 server. Run. The report should prompt for a logon. Fill that out. Does this report work?

      - Ludek

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    Posted on May 29, 2013 at 03:16 PM

    The database connection is already set at the report itself. I am able to run the report by openning it from the crystal report.

    The very same source code is running under windows XP machine. That means it uses 32 bit ODBC to db2.

    I'll conduct the test that you mentioned. I'll let you know the result but thanks for the suggestion.

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