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Jul 03, 2011 at 01:07 AM

Migrate Crystal Reports version 9 to Crystal Reports version 12


I have gone through some of the threads in this forum related to migration of Crystal reports from a previous version to CR 12.

Though it has helped me to a certain extent, the problem still isnt solved.

First, I have not worked with Crystal Reports earlier; this is my first attempt.

Second, I have an application which uses CR version 9 to convert to pdf.

The application is written in VS 2003. The application is hosted under Windows Server 2008 R2; Crystal Reports 12 runtime installed on the Server.

I have downloaded the VSIM for VS 2003. The reference dlls seem to have been upgraded to CR 12. However, when I run the application in the Server, I get the famous

"Either the Crystal Reports registry key permissions are insufficient or the Crystal Reports runtime is not installed correctly.

Please install the appropriate Crystal Reports redistributable (CRRedist*.msi) containing the correct version of the Crystal Reports runtime (x86, x64, or Itanium) required. Please go to for more information."


Oh, Just for the Info - this application works perfectly fine in my development environment under the Windows XP OS.

Would somebody out there please help me in resolving this issue?

I have spent a lot of time on this issue, doing research on my own and failing miserably.