Back in the mid 90s Crystal Reports was included as part of the Visual Basic Development package. Then it got dropped for a version. Since Visual Studio its releationship with Microsoft’s products has been equally fluid.
Crystal Reports over the years has given us more problems with deployment that everything else we combined.
It was no surprise when I upgrade to the latest version of Visual Studio to find everything when smoothly (once I had got it installed…which is another story), except Crystal Reports.
However, full credit to SAP, this time they have made it very easy.
This page contains all the different types of installs that you need in one easy place.
I ran the install executable, the next time I started my project it asked to upgrade the crystal report files, and they worked fine.