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Crystal Error after migrating to WIN 2012R2 & IIS 8

Hello All,

I re-compiled an older .net web application using VS 2010 to win 2012R2 on IIS 8.

Now I get the "File does not begin with % PDF" error when I try to dynamically generate a report from a client machine. When I try to create a report from the host, the application ask if I want to download the aspx page. I have installed the 64bit runtime as well as using the 4.5 app pool. Any ideas where i'm missing the mark? I feel like I either don't have the right runtime or I don't have the config correct.

Any ideas would be most welcome.

Thanks a bunch!!

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    Jul 05, 2017 at 09:04 PM

    Is Adobe Reader installed?

    When are you getting that error message?

    Try fiddler, it likely can't find a resource or have permission to a folder or resource.

    Don

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  • Jun 27, 2017 at 09:31 PM

    What SDK are you using?

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    • Don,

      I do not see any sdk on the server.

      The reports were created in version 11 of crystal and then upgraded using version 14 of crystal.

      I have the runtimes installed on the server and that's it. Do I need the sdk on the server?

      Thanks.

  • Jul 05, 2017 at 05:38 PM

    OK, what is the runtime ( SDK ) you installed a what version is it?

    Use SP 20 for updated CR for VS runtime which you can get from here:

    https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/Crystal+Reports%2C+Developer+for+Visual+Studio+Downloads

    Older versions may not support 2012 R2 Server.

    Don

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    • Thanks Don,

      This is what I downloaded and installed on the server:

      SAP Crystal Reports
      Runtime (64Bit)

      SAP Crystal Reports runtime engine for .NET framework (64Bit). No IDE integration