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Oct 07, 2009 at 03:10 PM

Installing Crystal Runtimes for Visual Studio 2005 SP1


I currently have an application install that successfully installs the Crystal Runtimes for Visual Studio 2005 using the bootstraper that came with Visual Studio 2005. However, I need to deploy SP1 silently to the users during this same installation. I can't find anything on this site or others on how to do this.

I've extracted crvs05sp1.exe and run Setup.exe manually, but it ignores all the usual msiexec parameters like "/passive". My goal is to install SP1 via a Windows Installer (msiexec) without a UI or a very limited UI with no prompts.

Also, when I run crvs05sp1.exe on a client that doesn't have Visual Studio installed, it won't update to SP1. How then should I update the clients to use SP1?

Any suggestions are welcome.



Edited by: Matt Bond on Oct 7, 2009 7:24 PM