Help with Run Time Files for Crystal Report 2008.

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I am including CRRuntime_12_0_mlb.msi in my distribution CD for users to install in order to run the report created with Crystal Report 2008 with the application developed with VS2010 (VB.NET). Is CRRuntime_12_0_mlb.msi the wrong file to  to install to view the report?  I'm not sure why I'm getting prompted for a  product key. I receive this message when attempting to install it in Windows XP & Vista.
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Victor

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You need to include the license DLL with the deployment.
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What version of Crystal are you using?

As far as I know the only version that works with VS2010 is the CR for V2010 which is CR13.

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I am using crystal Report 2008. The VS2010 application is able to read the stand alone report from the developement PC. In VS2010 I am referencing the following files.

CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine 12.0.2000.0
CrystalDecisions.Enterprise.Framework 12.0.1100.0
CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.InfoStore 12.0.1100.0
CrystalDecisions.ReportSource 12.0.2000.0
CrystalDecisions.Shared 12.0.2000.0
CrystalDecisions.Windows.Forms 12.0.2000.0
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I don't see the licensing assembly

Check the link above.

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Hello,

I don't see any files pertaining to crystal report in the merge modules folder in my development machine. Shouldn't the runtime file for crystal report be enough? Do you have a link to download the latest Run Time file for crystal report 2008?

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Victor
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Do you have a full install of CR 2008?

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Yes, I do.

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It installs when I ignore the prompt for the product key and I am abble to view the report, but I can't figure out why it's asking me for a product key when installing in the client's PC.
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As shown in the link from CodeCruiser, there is a way to add the license to the install.

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I don't see the .msm file of crystal report to add the license information. I am using a standalone version (CR 2008), I believe the example is for when crystal report was part of visual studio. What other approach I should use when using VS2010?

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>I believe the example is for when crystal report was part of visual studio.
That version of crystal report does not require a license. The example IS for standalone version.
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I decided to use VS2008 instead of VS2010 to deploy my project with CR2008. I included CR2008 as a prerequisite for the installaion but when trying to complile the setup project I receive the 3 errors below. Any idea what is causing these errors? CR2008 was set to be installed from the application's folder.

Error      3      The install location for prerequisites has not been set to 'component vendor's web site' and the file 'CrystalReports 12.0\CRRuntime_12_2_mlb.msi' in item 'Crystal Reports 2008' can not be located on disk. See Help for more information.      C:\Users\victor.m.charles\Documents\Visual Studio 2008
\Projects\All_Projects\AOP6VOLI_Project\AOP-6(W)VolI_Setup\AOP-6(W)VolI_Setup.vdproj      AOP-6(W)VolI_Setup

Error      4      General failure building bootstrapper      C:\Users\victor.m.charles\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\All_Projects\AOP6VOLI_Project\AOP-6(W)VolI_Setup\AOP-6(W)VolI_Setup.vdproj      AOP-6(W)VolI_Setup

Error      5      Unrecoverable build error      C:\Users\victor.m.charles\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\All_Projects\AOP6VOLI_Project\AOP-6(W)VolI_Setup\AOP-6(W)VolI_Setup.vdproj      AOP-6(W)VolI_Setup


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Is VS2010 installed on this machine?

Is the CR 2008 MSI installed and available?

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I just realised I was installing the wrong CR run time file. I should have been injstalling CRRuntime_12_2_mlb.msi instead of CRRuntime_12_0_mlb.msi.
CRRuntime_12_2_mlb.msi does not ask for a product key. I will go back to VS2010.

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Thank You.

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