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Creating an Intranet web site to display Crystal Reports

I'm trying to create a Web site to view our Crystal Reports but am coming up with some issues during development. I discovered online that Release 2, not Release 1, is compatible with VS 2005.

When I attempt to download Crystal Reports XI Release 2 via the Business Objects search results, I'm redirected from to

Is my only solution is upgrading to Crystal Reports 2008?

The Crystal Report node doesn't appear in the VS Toolbox for adding the CrystalReportViewer to a simple Web form. I'm currently using VS 2005 Standard edition. Is this why the CR node isn't appearing in the toolbox?

Do I need to upgrade Visual Studio 2008 Professional?

I currently am using the following...

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Version 8.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)

Microsoft .NET Framework

Version 2.0.50727 SP1

Installed Edition: Standard

Crystal Reports Professional Type; Full

Product Version:

Utilizing Crystal Reports Server is too expensive for our needs

Case Id: 2496962



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  • Sep 16, 2008 at 01:10 PM

    Hi James,

    In order to use Crystal XI R2 and have it integrate with Visual Studio you must have the Developer edition.

    From your post you seem to only have professional which does not integrate or have the .NET runtimes.

    You will need to purchase the Developer edition if you want to use Crystal XI R2.

    Crystal Reports 2008 is our latest version and it does not have different editions like previous releases.

    If you purchase it, it comes with the SDKs by default and will integrate with VS.NET 2005 as well.

    Best Regards,


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    Sep 16, 2008 at 01:31 PM

    Hi James,

    Few more points-

    CR XI R1 is compatible with VS 2003.

    CR XI R2 is compatible with VS 2003 and VS2005.

    CR 2008 SP0 is compatible with VS 2005 and VS 2008.

    If you want to use VS 2005 than you can use CR XI R2 or CR 2008.

    If you want to use VS 2008 than you can use CR 2008 SP0 only.

    Hope this helps



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      A further reply from Rockton on using CR 2008

      Microsoft has not yet announced support CR 2008, therefore we have not either. We typically try to keep in sync with them on supported environments. However, we do still have this on our to do list and will possibly take a look at it next week. Check back with us in a couple of weeks and we might have an idea one way or another. Again though, we wonu2019t make any u201Cofficial announcementu201D until MS does.