VB-2008 Re-install problem with Crystal Reports

I have a VB application designed in VB-2008 which ran fine and uses certain Crystal reports that I designed.
I just updated and successfully re-published a new version of the project after not having done so for about 2 years.
When I go to install the newly published version I am getting an error because it appears the Crystal Reports runtime cannot be found to be downloaded any more.  It does appear that Crystal Reports is still on my computer, though.
This is the error message:
An error occurred downloading the following resource:
http://resources.businessobjects.com/support/downloads/redistributables/vs_2008/redist/x64/CRRedist2008_x64.msi

Date: 9/7/2015 5:41:31 PM

See the setup log file located at 'C:\Users\Greg\AppData\Local\Temp\VSD29DC.tmp\install.log' for more information.

Is there a workaround for this?
GregorySingerAsked:
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mlmccCommented:
Did you rebuild in VS 2008?

I assume you are using the version of CR that comes with VS2008?

mlmcc
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
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GregorySingerAuthor Commented:
mlmcc- yes I rebuilt with VS2008

IdoMillet- OK.  The zip file contains the file(s) that the setup process is looking for online. What do I do with these files and how to I get the installer to look for them wherever they will reside?

TNX all.
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
Place them on your web server and point the installer to that location instead of to the old SAP location.
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
The path is specified in the Product.xml file (search under the Bootstrapper  folder)
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GregorySingerAuthor Commented:
IdoMillet,

This Product.xml file and bootstrap folder are located witnin VS2008?
I've searched my drive and don't come up with them.
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mlmccCommented:
THe redistributable file needs to be installed on either the server or on the clients depending on whether you have a thin or thick client application.

mlmcc
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
They are under:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\...
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GregorySingerAuthor Commented:
The msi file is at the location you mention on my PC.  The issue is that the installation program is still looking for it at the Business Objects site.  That's what I need to know how to change now.  I hope I'm being clear on that.
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
Your installer MUST have a setting that indicates where to look for that file.
In my experience, that location for that setting is a product.xml file under the bootstrap folder I specified.
If your setup project is built using some other method, you should identify where that setting is.
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GregorySingerAuthor Commented:
The project file in VB2008 does not have the files you mention.  Once published I end up with a "clickonce" application file set but I don't see these file names associated with the files that VB outputs upon publishing.  Are we dealing with different types of installation processes?
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mlmccCommented:
Are you building the install package?

If so you need to include the redistribution msi in the package and somewhere delete the reference to the old one.

This link has links to other documents that should help you build the install package. go all the way to the end of the document.

http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-7824


mlmcc
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
It is not in the project folder.  It is in the path I suggested above.
Something like: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\...
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
Or if you are using some other Setup Project, it must have a setting for location of the clickonce prerequisites.
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GregorySingerAuthor Commented:
There is a prerequisites button on a public tab in VB2008 where you can control download locations of resource files, etc.
That was the key.
Thanks!
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
Excellent. Thanks for closing the loop.
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