How to deploy Crystal Reports on Clinet Machine

When deploying Crystal Reports components and assemblies on the target machine, Crystal Reports for Visual Studio provides deployment projects that facilitate the installation process. There are different approaches to installing Crystal Reports runtime files on the target machine.

If you are utilizing Visual Studio, you have the option to include the CRRedist2005_x86.msi file in your setup file during the setup and deployment process. This allows you to distribute Crystal Reports components as a single setup file. By executing the setup file, the installer will automatically install the necessary components along with your .NET project, simplifying the deployment process. The CRRedist2005_x86.msi file can be found in the following directory on your system:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\BootStrapper\Packages\CrystalReports

Alternatively, you can distribute the CRRedist2005_x86.msi file separately and install it on the target machine.

Another method of installing Crystal Reports on the target machine involves creating a setup file using Merge Modules. This setup file can be distributed either with your application or as a separate setup file. To learn more about creating a setup file using Merge Modules, you can refer to the provided link.

By selecting the most appropriate deployment approach for your scenario, you can ensure the successful installation of Crystal Reports components and assemblies on the target machine, enabling smooth execution of Crystal Reports within your application.

Crystal Reports installer using Merge Modules.