Crystal Reports 2011 on Terminal Server
Posted on 2012-09-07
I have about 12 users that run Crystal Reports here and some use it from home via our Terminal Server. I am new here and don't fully understand how it all works but hopefully someone out there can help me make sense of it. We were running CRXI but recently upgraded a few users to 2011, the rest are soon to follow.
I noticed that on the terminal server desktop (2008 Server R2) when users login, there is a shortcut called "crystal desktop" that opens a remote connection to a virtual box running Windows 7 and Crystal Reports. I was not sure why the previous IT guy set it up like this rather than running CR on the terminal server itself but I thought maybe there was a compatibility issue with 2008 server? Or would I need a server version of CR to make this work on the terminal server?
I installed CR 2011 on the terminal server to check and did have some issues with the program shutting down right after I opened it while logged in remotely. This was intermittent though. I could restart it 4-5 times or so then it would seem to work.
I just wanted to see if anyone could shed some light on this for me to help me understand, this is all new to me.