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DLL missing for crystal 2016 for version 14


Our client is using Crystal Reports XI R2 version with .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows server 2003. We are planning to upgrade to Crystal Reports 2016 on Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit with .NET Framework 4.6, we are planning to use Visual Studio 2015 for the development.

Currently, in the application, CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.DLL and CrystalDecisions.Shared.DLL's were referenced in the windows project to generate the crystal reports from .NET code.

As the SDK does not come with the Crystal Report 2016, could you please help with the following questions. I already installed the trail version of the Crystal Reports 2016 designer version to upgrade the existing reports .

1. Do I still need to install CRforVS_13_0_21.exe on the development machine for referencing the above DLL's?

2. Is the CRRuntime_64bit_13_0_21.msi right version on the Windows Server 2012 R2 for deployment? Does this install the Crystal DLL's in GAC (C:\windows\assembly) on the server?

Could you please help?


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    May 23, 2018 at 09:51 PM

    CR DEsigner installer no longer installs the .NET SDK components.

    Go here and get SP 22:

    READ the info on the page, very important info you need to follow for SP 21 and above.


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