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Apr 21, 2015 at 03:23 PM

RDC method - Windows Server 2012


We are in the process of certifying an application for Windows Server 2012. The app was developed in classic ASP and Visual Basic, and uses the RDC method (CRViewer.DLL and CRAXDRT.DLL) to execute and display reports.

We understand that Crystal Reports XI R2 was the last version in which RDC method was still available. Subsequent versions do not support RDC.

We have found two issues with Crystal Reports XI R2:

(1) SAP does not offer any form of support for that version.

(2) It is not supported on Windows Server 2012 so we will not be able to install on that OS version.

Our question is: Do you offer any alternatives (version/runtime/component) after Crystal Reports XI R2, compatible with Windows Server 2012, that would allow us to continue to use the RDC method. Our main objective is to certify Windows Server 2012 for our application, however, re-writing the application in .NET specifically to certify the reporting component would not be feasible at this time.

Thanks for your time.