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Click Once deployment for CR 2008 (full version)

I'm trying to determine what I need to setup with my click once deployment for my windows application that uses CR 2008 (full version).

Under Prerequisites I have two options:

Crystal Reports Basic for Visutal Studio 2008 (x86 and x64)

Crystal Reports 2008

I developed the reports from within VS 2008 IDE. I've noticed that if I check Crystal Reports 2008 Prerequisite, when installing the application is generates an error saying it can't download the Crystal Reports 2008 prerequisites.

Should I be setting my download of prerequisites to "same location as my application"?

Would love to get some hints on how to deploy CR 2008 Windows Application via Click Once.

Thanks, Rob.

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    Posted on Aug 19, 2009 at 08:49 PM

    Adding more findings on this problem. It turns out the when using

    In VS 2008 SP1 -- Project Properties | Publish | Prerequisites button :

    "Download prerequisities from the component vendor's web site" will not work if Crystal Reports 2008 is selected. When installing a click once application it looks for this prerequisite at:

    "" if you try and paste this link in your browser, you'll see that there is no such link (not found).

    So either SAP needs to put this MSI in the linked location, or I'll need to get that MSI file and use the "Download prerequisities from the same location as my application"

    Does anyone know where I can download the CRRuntime_12_2_mlb.msi?? I can't see to locate it.

    Thanks, Rob.

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    • Hello Rob,

      I can understand your frusterations and by all means you need to choose the right tool to do your job. I would like to give a quick explanation. Just say you distribute your application to an end-users machine. The, end-user then installs another application that uses our runtime on it, however this runtime is newer then what you have installed, and may not be 100% compatible with what you installed.

      If we just did the upgrade then it could possibly break your application. This is the reason we do not overwrite installations.

      I understand this does not work for you, however this behaviour is something I have heard our customers asking for, well since I have been working with the product (version of Crystal).

      Again choose the tool you need, I just wanted to give an explanation.


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