CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine VErsion 12.0.2000.0

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I have written a app that incorporates crystal reports.

When i come to install it on a pc I get the following error

"Unable to install or un the application. The application requires that assembly CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine VErsion 12.0.2000.0 be installed in th Global Assembly Cache (GAC) first"

This assembly is specified as a pre-requisite but for some reason after checking the GAC on the PC it only has version 10.5.3700.0

where can i get the version that I need or what am i doing wrong?
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VS2008 comes with Crystal Reports 10.5 bundled. If you are using Crystal Reports 12.0 then you need to install the runtime for that version on the client PC.


where can i get the v12 runtime from?
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I was never able to find one for a legacy app i inherited. I use an old setup (which has the required CR DLLs in it) to first install the old version (with the CR runtime) and then install my version. So i can only wish you good luck with this. It would have been much easier if you were using the bundled version of CR.
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 Software Product - Crystal Reports
Version - Crystal Reports 2008
Type - Utility

Look for the Redist Install


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