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2003458 - Crystal Reports .NET Runtime application slow to load with no internet access


Application developed for users in Visual Studio .NET who have no internet access may see a delay when the application is first run.


  • Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Crystal Reports Developer for Visual Studio


With the updates to Microsoft security and DLL having to be Digitally Signed if you do not have Internet access this can introduce delays in the application start up.


This functionality is fully documented in Microsoft's articles:

And this Blog about the issue:

To resolve this configuration issue use this:

Include an app.config file and add this tag: '<generatePublisherEvidence enabled="false"/>'


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SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio ; SAP Crystal Reports, version for Visual Studio .NET 2008