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Visual Studio - Deploying Crystal Reports

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I have a web application created with Visual Studio 2008 and I need to deploy two Crystal reports.  On my machine the reports work fine, but when I move them to the test server I the following error:

Parser Error Message: Could not load file or assembly 'CrystalDecisions.Web, Version=12.0.2000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)

The version of the dll's I have is 12.0.1100.683.  When I change the version in my web config to 12.0.1100.0 then I get an error stating the tag CR is not vailid.

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How are you moving them?

You need to build an install package and include the CR2008 runtimes.

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I'm new at this.  I have imported the crystal reports into the Visual Studio website I've created.  The reports run fine on my machine, but fail when I attempt to run them on the server.
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Crystal requires numerous support files.  You need to include them.  This is generally done by building an installation package.

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How do I build the installation package?
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I don't know how to build it in VS2008.

This link provides details on building tem in VS2005.  Starting on page 434
http://www.businessobjects.com/global/pdf/dev_zone/VS2005_Walkthroughs.pdf
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I am having a similar problem with VS 2008.  Do you know if there are any walk throughs similar to the link above?  
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I haven't found one.  

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Could you help me troubleshoot my current deployment?   I created the build file per the tutorial http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb971182.aspx  but I am apparently still missing some reference.

When I try and visit the page on the server I get a generic "Load Report Failed." message with no additional messages as to where to start looking.
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You might want to ask a new question.  The only experts seeing this one are the ones who participated.

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