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VS 2005 Redistributable

I've written a simple VS 2005 vb.net app that I want to install on a server that already contains Crystal Reports Server. It runs fine on my development machine. After installing on the server, I'm getting errors that make me believe I need to install the VS 2005 .NET redistributable package. Does that sound right? And if so, is "crredist2005_sp1_x86.zip" the correct file to download and install?

The version of Crystal Reports Sever is XI Release 2. I don't remember the exact error message, but it was something like "can't load crystaldecisions.crystalreports.engine". So that prompted me to change my CR references "copy local" to true. That got me past that initial error, but now I receive "The type initializer for 'CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument' threw an exception." So it still sounds like not all the DLLs are there.

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Hi Jeff,

If your references are 10.2.xxxx in your project then yes, that is the correct redist (assuming you are at SP1 on your dev box).

You do not want to copy local, so remove those references from the bin folder.

You need to deploy the runtimes to the server using the redist.

Jason

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