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May 21, 2009 at 08:00 PM

Crystal Report 11 R2 Deployment Visual Studio 2008 .NET 3.5


Hello Everyone,

It is quite frustrated with my web applications using CR 11 Developer Edition & Visual Studio 2008 .NET 3.5.

I used to work with VS 2003 .NET 1.1 & CR 11, designed the reports in CR11 and used the CR.NET that come with VS 2003.. to automate exporting the reports to PDF (Portable Document Format) and they have been worked perfectly fine on local dev machine with the actual software installed & development/production servers with the merged modules package installed ( CrystalReports11_NET_EmbeddedInstall.msi ).

I recently got upgraded to VS 2008 .NET 3.5/downloaded/installed the CR11 R2 on my development machine & the servers got upgraded to .NET 3.5 with still have the runtime CrystalReports11_NET_EmbeddedInstall.msi >> I keep getting error, " Could not load file or assembly 'CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.CommLayer, Version=10.5.3700.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified." when I try to export to PDF. I was told by Bus. Obj. CR Tech Support that I need to download the and install on the server (this merged modules released on 2005, but VS 2008 .NET 3.5 did not release until after 2005, it seemed doesn't make sense!!!) & from MSDN's forum posted that I need to install CRRedist2008_x86.msi which located in the \Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\CrystalReports10_5 , but the thing is I have CR11 R2 not version 10.... I have been read too many help documents/posts regarding this issue since yesterday, but the more I read the more I got confused... honestly at this point I am not exactly sure which one I should install on the server... my current situation is that our dev server was down and the production is currently running, I just don't want to install the wrong one... PLEASE HELP!.

Many thanks in advance for your help.


--Iris šŸ˜”