Xcopy deployment of Crystal reports .NET Runtime
Posted on 2007-11-27
We developed business application using Oracle 10g as the database and VB.Net (Visual Studio 2005) as front end. Crystal Reports are used as the reporting tool. Application has One exe and approx 100 dll files for various forms which are called by reflection and loaded at run time.
1. Server is Windows 2003 server which has Framework and Crsyatl reports .net runtime installed. It also has Oracle 10g database server. We created shared folder say kcpl at windows 2003 server and placed exe file and all dll files in that folder.
2..Framework and Crystal reports .net runtime are instralled at the Server and each Node
We need to install Crystal Report for .NET Runtime file at each Node. We are looking for Xcopy deployment. We use only active field definition report i.e ttx based cryatsl reports where ???.ttx file acts as the data source. We want to abolish this step of crystal reports .net runtime installation at the nodes. If certain files can be copied at the time running the exe file from shared folder at server, it would be better.