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1474515 - Where to download CR runtime for VS .NET?


  • On deployment of a VS .NET application, the application produces error messages
  • Typical errors and behavior:

"Could not load file or assembly 'CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine, Version X.X.XXX.X"
"NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object."
"Exception Details: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {5FF57840-5172-4482-9CA3-541C7878AE0F} failed due to the following error: 80070005."
"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."


  • Crystal Reports runtime was not deployed
  • Crystal Reports runtime was deployed incorrectly (e.g.; xCopy)
  • Incorrect version of Crystal reports runtime was deployed



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