Finding Service Packs for Crystal Reports 2008
There have been a number of issues that make finding Service Packs and runtime packages for Crystal Reports 2008 rather difficult. This article describes two ways of locating these updates; SAP Service Market Place and SAP Support downloads portal.
Crystal Reports 2008 Service Packs and runtime files for Visual Studio are available from the SAP Support downloads portal:
Note that at this time (July 18, 2013), the downloads portal is under construction and a number of files are missing. Check back for updates.
For those with an S or I user ID, all Service Packs for Crystal Reports 2008 (and their runtimes for Visual Studio .NET) can be found on the SAP Service Market Place (SMP).
Locating Update Files for Crystal Reports 2008
Finding the update files on the SAP Support downloads portal is / will be straight forward, only involving selection of the correct product. SMP is much more difficult and the rest of this Document describes how to locate the files on SMP.
Once on the SMP, click on the “Software Downloads” tab:
Click on the “Analytics Solutions” sub-tab:
Click on the Support Packages and Patches link:
On the next screen ( A – Z INDEX), click on “C”:
On the next screen (SUPPORT PACKAGES AND PATCHES – C), find “CRYSTAL RPORTS” link and click on that. NOTE: do not click on “CRYSTAL RPORTS VS” as this is a different product:
Next, click on the “CRYSTAL REPORTS V1” link:
On the next screen; CRYSTAL REPORTS V1 (SUPPORT PACKAGES AND PATCHES) click on the “CRYSTAL REPORTS V1” link:
Then click on “Windows Server On IA32 bit”:
A “Downloads” list box will appear. Scroll until you find “SP06 for CRYSTAL REPORTS 2008 V1”:
Note that the Crystal Reports 2008 SP 6 runtime for Visual Studio can also be found in the same Downloads list box.