The very descriptive "Report Load Failed" Crystal error .... really narrows down the problem. :)
I have developed a Windows application in VB.NET 2003 that uses Crystal Reports (v. 9.1.5). The database backend is MS Access, which is password protected. I use DataSets with embedded Crystal Reports. I install the application on users machines with no errors (the install includes all the necessary files for Crystal).
The above application and install have these results with Crystal:
1. On a machine that DOES NOT have VS 7 installed: if the user who is logged into the machine is in the Administrators group, they have no problems viewing the reports. However, if the user who is logged into the machine is not in the Administrators group, they get "Report Load Failed" error when attempting to view the report.
2. On a machine that DOES have VS 7 installed: users in the Administrators group or any other group can view the reports with no errors.
# 2 obviously is not an "issue", but confuses me seems how # 1 is. What am I missing? This seems like a rights issue, but where?