We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

How to include Crystal redistributable in VS 2013 deployment

Last Modified: 2015-04-02
I need to deploy a VB.NET 2013 application that includes Crystal reporting.  I have deployed a test app that installs and runs fine - except for Crystal.  When I installed the CR_redist.msi on the client machine, the Crystal calls worked fine also.

What I want to know is, is there a way to include the CR_redist.msi file in the VS 2013 deployment package so that both are installed in turn on the client machine without having to run a separate install manually?
Watch Question
Senior .Net Consultant
Top Expert 2016
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 11 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE