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1535811 - Error 1402 when installing Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 runtime via the msi file


  • Running CRRuntime_32bit_13_x.msi or CRRuntime_64bit_13_x.msivia Group Policy Objects produces the following error:

Error 1402. Could not open key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SAP BusinessObjects\Crystal Reports for .NET Framework 4.0\\Crystal Reports. System error 87

  • Same error is produced when running the Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 ClickOnce deployment


Crystal Reports for Visual Studios 2010.


  • This error is caused by double backslash characters in the registry table of the MSI
  • The issue has been identified and logged under Problem Report ID ADAPT01613182


  1. Download Orca MSI editor from the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).
  2. Open the CRRuntime_32bit_13_x.msi file with the Orca editor. (or CRRuntime_64bit_13_x.msi)
  3. Find and click the Registry table.
  4. Right click and export the Registry Table.
  5. Open the Registry Table with any text editor.
  6. Do a find for all double backslash characters.
  7. Remove one backslash character where you find double backslash.
  8. Save the File.
  9. Open the CRRuntime_32bit_13_x.msi file again. ( (or CRRuntime_64bit_13_x.msi)
  10. Right click and drop Table Registry.
  11. Right click and choose Import Table.
  12. Import the table you exported and updated above.
  13. Save.


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SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio