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Missing Crystal Reports 10.5 runtime?

The other morning I was migrating an application from a desktop machine to server. Some real fun with this project includes zero documentation from the developer (he was a contractor who did a rush job and left). Thankfully I have experience migrating applications from dev to acceptance to prod so I knew to look for missing assemblies and whatnot.

My big headache this morning, and the source of this posting, was the missing Crystal Reports assemblies since this was developed in Visual Studio 2008. My first indication of a problem was that locally (on the server) I tried pulling up the page and got greeted with the following:

Configuration Error
Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: Could not load file or assembly ‘CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine, Version=10.5.3700.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304′ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

Source Error:

After some quick Google searching I came across this post at Egghead Cafe with my solution. They provided me links to download the runtime I needed to install. For the sake of helping others I have decided to host the files as well just in case those links die from that link. After installing the runtime on the server I restarted IIS by issuing the iisreset /restart command from the command prompt. After the restart I was able to successfully pull up my page without a problem.

Download Crystal runtime files here (both x86 and x64)

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  • Tim

    Thanks!!!

    • http://emailtoid.net/i/79a23b74/bec3ed36/ Jorge Segarra

      You’re welcome, hope it helped!

  • Greg

    A year later and it is still a great resource. Thank you!

    • http://emailtoid.net/i/79a23b74/bec3ed36/ Jorge Segarra

      Thanks, I’m glad it could help you out!

  • bhavish

    Thanks its working in win 2008 64bit server.

  • Vipin Vinayan

    Jorge,

    It worked like a charm! Thank you so much :)

    • http://emailtoid.net/i/79a23b74/bec3ed36/ Jorge Segarra

      You’re welcome, glad you found it useful!

  • Izat Hairi

    You’re a lifesaver!! TQ so much

    • http://emailtoid.net/i/79a23b74/bec3ed36/ Jorge Segarra

      You’re most welcome!

  • Clive

    You are awesome