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Crystal Reports 2008 Runtime, Windows Server 2008 64-Bit AND SharePoint2007

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Hi Guys,

here i'm again.

Well I'm developing on a 32-Bit OS with Crystal Reports 2008. I've deployed my solution to SharePoint, but when i try to call a report in the aspx-Website i get the following error:

Exception Details: CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.LoadSaveReportException: An error has occurred while attempting to load the Crystal Reports runtime. Either the Crystal Reports registry key permissions are insufficient, or the Crystal Reports runtime is not installed correctly. Please install the appropriate Crystal Reports redistributable (CRRedist*.msi) containing the correct version of the Crystal Reports runtime (x86, x64, or Itanium) required. Please go to for more information.

Here are the technical details:

- Windows Server 2008 (64Bit)

- IIS7

- Microsoft Office Server 2008 (64Bit)

- Crystal Reports 2008 SP3

I've read, that there isn't a 64-Bit runtime version of CR2008. Then i tryed the two following suggestions i found in this forum:

1. Try to run the IIS-Application-Pool in 32-Bit-Mode -> This don't work, because SharePoint then throws a "Internal Server Error - Code 500" (no SharePoint Sites are available).

2. Try to compile the Visual Studio Project as 32-Bit -> This don't work, because SharePoint could not load the assembly

Well, are there any other hints, suggestions or experiences how i could get this to work?

Thanks in advance,


Edited by: C.Kaiser on Oct 12, 2010 5:22 PM

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Sounds like your SharePoint requires 64 bit. Like you said, CR 2008 does not have 64 bit runtime. Only CR 10.5 (ships with .NET 2008) and CR 10.2 (ships with .NET 2005) have 64 bit runtimes. CRVS2010 (in beta) also has 64 bit runtime. If you're interested, CRVS2010 Beta info is here;



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Hi Ludek,

thanks for your quick reply.

Then i have to build a more complex solution i think:

Suggestion of a colleague at work:

- Building a WebService (32-Bit) with the report as HTML-Output

- Call the WebService from the SharePoint Site

- render the HTML-Output from the WebService in SharePoint

I will give this a try. If this don't work i have to look for another solution.

What are the difference between CR 10.5 (VS2008) and CR2008? I read, that i'm not able to build dynamic reports? What does that mean?

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Re. diff between CR 10.5 and CR 2008. CR 10.5 is essentially equivalent to CR 10. So, CR 2008 (12.x) is two more versions ahead in terms of features. And parameters were one of the biggies.

See [The Best Little Known Features of CR 2008 - Part 1|] for details.

In case you're interested, part 2 is here:

and part 3 is here:

In a nut shell, what this means is that reports using new features from CR 2008 will not work too good in CR 10.5 (e.g.; cascading and dynamic parameters and others - Oracle native connections, MapInfo, Flash and more). If the reports created in CR 2008 do not take advantage of the new features, then the CR 10.5 engine will run the reports with no issues.

Hope this helps,


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  I Have a Doubt Similarly which is related to the above post.....

I had created a website with sql db, Its running fine in my PC, But when i host it in my server It shows an Error like..


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.Design, Version=13.0.2000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. "

I am Using Visual Studio 2010, and my Server is Windows Server 2008 R2 32bit

I am also attaching the screenshot of the error.

Can anyone Please Help me , Its Very urgent..

Anyone Please Help Me ,,,, Its Very Urgent .......

Thanks In Advance...

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This post regards Crystal Reports 2008. Your post regards SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio.

I'd recommend creating a new post. Also, please note that for urgent issues, you may be better off creating a phone case here:

Finally, see if you can search for the solution using the search box at the top right corner. This issue has been documented many, many times and the solution is there. A simple search string like 'crystal net load" will return a number of resources one of which I am pretty sure will resolve the issue.

- Ludek

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