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Nov 03, 2011 at 07:16 PM

Runtime Engine Redistribution Options


I noticed that when developing Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010, one must install the Crystal Reports runtime engine in the client machines in order for the reports to work.

According to the documentation, the runtime engine can be installed by executing any of the following files as appropriate:

What I am curious about is if this is the only way to install the runtime engine or if there are other ways. For example, what if someone purchased the full version of Crystal Reports 2011? How would you deploy the runtime engine to the client computers in this case? Is the runtime engines for the full version the same as the one that comes with Visual Studio 2010 runtime engine?

Most importantly, if there are two engines, what would happen if both engines are installed in the same computer?