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Deploying a Crystal Reports Application on Shared Servers

By M K Matthur

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Our servers have already got the Crystal Reviews run time engine that’s out there as a part of the default set up of Microsoft Visible Studio. Our servers have Visible Studio both 2005 or 2008 or 2010 redistributable bundle of VS.

If a person makes use of the identical Crystal Reviews run time that’s put in within the server, there isn’t a want to put in different dependencies or merge modules. However as builders use totally different Crystal Reviews run time engines, it would want some extra steps which will probably be lined later on this article. I like to recommend going right here to setup your own server.

A typical false impression about deploying a Crystal Reviews utility is that the manufacturing server should have the Crystal Reviews .NET server parts put in. Nonetheless, in actuality, it turns into virtually inconceivable to put in every Crystal Reviews run time engines in a shared server. So the builders ought to method the deployment another way:

Set up the Crystal Reviews Developer instruments of their improvement (native) machine.

This now will get registered in your native machine’s GAC (World Meeting Cache, which is C:Windowsassembly). If you’re utilizing Visible Studio, to develop your .NET utility, you add reference to those Crystal Reviews selections lessons in net.config file from GAC.

Now, the event stage is over and also you put together your utility for deployment to our manufacturing server.

Deploy your utility to our manufacturing server.

Now, in case you are utilizing a unique Crystal Reviews run time engine than the one put in within the server, you might be prone to get an error which says “Crystal Reviews run time not discovered”. Right here, be aware that the Crystal Reviews selections parts you used to your utility are current in your native machine’s GAC and our manufacturing server might not have it. That is the place “bin deploy” comes helpful.

Bin deploying Crystal Reviews Elements

In your improvement (native machine), Crystal Choices parts get put in at C:Program FilesCommon FilesCrystal Decisionsx.xmanaged

So, for all the lessons your utility references, it’s essential to copy the matching DLL information from the above Widespread Information folder to your utility’s bin folder.

P.S: A bin folder will not be current by default. If you’re deploying your utility to essential area’s wwwroot folder, create a bin folder outdoors of this wwwroot folder and add the DLL information there.

Add reference in net.config file

Lastly be sure that your net.config file has appropriate reference to the DLLs which are current within the net.config file. An ASP.NET utility at all times checks the dlls in an utility’s bin folder earlier than it checks GAC

That will probably be all, your ASP.NET utility and Crystal Reviews must be working positive now.

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