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Deployment issues on Windows Server 2012

Hi there,

we are trying to port a web application from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

The application was built with VisualStudio 2008 and the embedded CR.

On the new server 2012 we have executed the CRRedist2008_x64.msi to install the CR runtime environment.

After that, we have configured and installed our usual web application but we are not able in generating any report.

The application build a PDF starting from a ReportDocument object, to which we attach the rpt template and a dataset as source.

On the server 2012, Windows prompts many times for user authentication and then crashes (I think the crash is a security feature of Windows after a certain number of fails).

It looks like as if CR is trying to write some temporary file on a folder for which the application has no grants, but that's only a feeling.

Any advise would be highly appreciated, thx in advance.


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    Posted on Apr 01, 2015 at 04:25 PM

    Hi Carlo

    Since you mention CRRedist2008_x64, this tell me that you are using "Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2008". This version of CR does not support WIN Server 2012. Please see the following for more details:

    Crystal Reports v. 9.1 to SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio Runtime Distribution and S…

    You have two options:

    1) Upgrade to CR 2008 (v. 12.x) and keep on using VS 2008

    2) Upgrade to "SAP Crystal Reports, Developer Version for Visual Studio .NET" (CRVS), v. 13.x and use VS 2010 / 2012 / 2013.

    Note that CR 2008 is a paid update, CRVS is a free download:

    SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio: Updates & Runtime Downloads

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