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Setup VB6 + CR 11.5 SP4 with Merge Modules fails

Hello everybody,

we updated a VB6 SP6 Project using CR 8.5 RDC to CR XI R2 SP4

(still using the Trial version till the ordered full version arrives)

We do only provide the Printing and Preview of updated rpt-Files (no RCAPI)

- I Created a setup project with Visual Studio Installer 1.1

. added CR Merge Modules from




1. Problem:

There is allways a !-Message in the VSI that the CrystalReports11_5_RDC_License.msm is not valid or used by somebody else (which is definetely not the case)

2. If I remove the CrystalReports11_5_RDC_License.msm an install the Application on the target system there an older Version of CRAXDDRT.DLL installed as I have on my developement system.

It is installed in \%Common Files%\Business Objects\2.7 instead of \%Common Files%\Business Objects\3.5 which is the Installation directory on my system.

If I copy my newer CRAXDDRT.DLL to the targed system and register it manually by regsvr32, everything works fine.


Do I need the Full registration key for testing the Deployment of the MSI Files?

What is this "ORCA"-Thing which is mentioned in some Threads - do I need to edit the CrystalReports11_5_RDC_License.msm in any way by the ORCA-Tool? Are the nessecary steps to by done for deploying a CR XI - Application documented anywhere?

Is the correct MSM-collection for my Version?

I would by very, very grateful for any help becaus I am "fighting" now for 4 weeks to upgrade my remaining VB6 RDC - Projects.

Thanks in advance

Former Member

But of course there is...

Make sure the msm is added as a merge module, not a file. The go tot he properties. Find

+(MergeModuleproperties). Click on the plus sine to expand the topic. First line says "keycode".


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