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Crystal Reports makes Baby Jesus Cry. Vista Doesnt Help.
Coggsa 
5/8/08 11:34:15 AM
Primarch

Just wondering if anyone has experienced a similar issue to us.
We are using Crystal Reports for some of our old reports. We are moving to Reporting Services, but need the old ones working.
Recently (as in the last month) Crystal Reports have decided not to work on Vista. XP is still fine, as is MS Server, but Vista says no. Its apparently the Data Execution Prevention not liking the way Crystal goes about its business, and putting a rather violent stop to it.
Crystal Blames Microsoft, and Microsoft understandably says DEP is there for a reason, and its Crystals fault.

We have solved the issue short term.... by disabling DEP on the boot. Disabling DEP just for our app doesnt work (.Net needs DEP apparently?) and i cant find how to disable DEP for a single DLL. Customers wont want that on production systems.
Anyone else come across this? Got a better solution?

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Jeruselem 
5/8/08 11:43:09 AM
Champion

OK, I hate Crystal Reports ...

See if you can find an update for CR to fix the issue.
Oh which damn version?

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kikz 
5/8/08 11:43:25 AM
Immortal

never had the problem. My crystal reports run fine on Vista.

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Coggsa 
5/8/08 11:49:49 AM
Primarch

CRXI R2. We updated the merge modules last year, and everything ran fine until a month ago.
I reckon its a recent Vista Security Update, but i cant pin which one!

I hate Crystal too. Moreso since i seem to be the 'go to guy' whenever it screws up.

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stalker 
8/9/08 3:58:07 PM
Serf
AFAIK in Vista, one can selectively disable DEP on a per-program basis. It's definitely the case with Win XP.

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Coggsa 
9/9/08 2:17:57 PM
Overlord

Yeah, tried that actually. It doesnt like disabling DEP on .Net2.0 programs for some insane reason. Microsoft either doesnt trust its ow platform, or knows iut can be broken in some way?? This means the onyl solution is to completely diable DEP from boot.
Its a crap solution (and customers wont like it on their production stuff!!) but its the only one we have found!

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