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Redistribution issue with VS2008 Crystal and Crystal MSI

I have a VS2008 setup where I mark Crystal as being required.

I have a couple of desktop exe's as well as a websetup.

Here is my issue. Whenever I install/re-install on a test machine, it always prompts for crystal setup, I have run the crystal setup separately, so the files are installed.

So If I run the desktop setup, it tries to install CR runtime, then if I run the websetup or another different desktop setup, it still prompts for the cr runtime..

In my program I reference

C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Common\2.8\managed\CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.dll

Description: Crystal Reports for .NET Framework 2.0

version: 10.5.3700.0

the installer for the cr_redist_x86.msi installes



I was told that these two were compatible.

So It's looking like i either have to downgrade the run time or upgrade my VS2008 basic Crystal reports.

Can someone shed some light on how I do this?

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    Posted on Jan 25, 2010 at 05:01 PM

    See if [this|merge-modul-crystalreports115net2005msm-requires-a] thread helps. The CR version discussed is 11.5, but I think the solution should apply to your version of CR also.


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      Thanks for you help, but it seems the way to fix the issue was to uninstall sp1 of vs2008 crystal, uninstall the runtime and re-install crystal basic for vs2008 from the CD/DVD.

      I rebuilt my projects and installers, and now it does not prompt for crystal when it is already installed.

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