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1200756 - Crystal Reports 2008 designer stops working in Visual Studio 2008 on Vista


  • When opening a Crystal Report in Visual Studio on an Windows Vista machine, the designer may cause the Visual Studio IDE to shut down and re-open


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  • To use Crystal Reports for Visual Studio components with Visual Studio 2008 under Windows Vista, you must first disable Data Execution Prevention (DEP). If DEP is enabled, the Crystal Reports Embedded Designer may stop functioning and you will be unable to continue working with your project.


  • To disable MS Windows DEP:
    1. Open a command prompt as Administrator.
    2. Run the following command: bcdedit.exe /set nx AlwaysOff
    3. Reboot the machine.
To restore DEP to the Windows Vista default, use the following command: bcdedit.exe /set nx OptIn


You must run the command line as Administrator to enable and disable DEP.


DEP, Data Execution Prevention, Crash, restart, close, .NET , 5347903 , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Bug Filed


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