Can you access a BO universe stored in the CMS repository with the Crystal version bundled in the .NET development environment?
If yes, do you need additional licenses in order to deploy the app to a server?
If not, which additional component do you need, if any?
Thank you for any suggestion and clarification
In order to access any object in BOEnterprise you need to use the Enterprise SDKs and ReportEngine SDKs. You can do it using Visual Studio 2003 or 2005. For this you need to have the BOE SDKs installed in the development box. The Crystal Reports that comes with Visual Studio has got nothing to do with it.
If you are planning to use the Universe in a report then you would need a CRXIR2(sp2 and above) complete designer installed.
Hope that helps!