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Software Installation - How To

How to deploy Crystall Reports XI?

Description

This document provides steps required to deploy Crystal Reports XI to multiple computers using Desktop Central.

Steps

To deploy Crystal Reports XI, follow the steps given below:

  1. Adding the package in Desktop Central

    1. Click the Software Deployment tab
    2. Click Add Package
    3. Select the MSIEXEC/EXE/ISS/Command package type
    4. Specify a name for the application as Crystal reports XI
    5. Select the path type as Network Share
      Ensure that the executable is in the same path.
    6. Specify the Installation Command with Switches/Arguments as mentioned below. For more information refer the table.

      Installation parameter Description
      INSTALLDIR="filepath" Specifies the machine and directory
      where you want to install Crystal
      Reports. Replace filepath with the full
      path for the installation directory. For
      example, "C:\Program Files\Business
      Objects\Crystal Reports 11".
      COMMONVERDIR="filepath" Specifies the machine and directory
      where you want to store the common
      files directory created during the
      installation. Replace filepath with the full
      path for the common files directory. For
      example, "C:\Program Files\Common
      Files\Business Objects\3.0".
      PIDKEY=00000-0000000-
      0000000-0000
      Specifies your product activation
      keycode
      REBOOT=ReallySuppress Prevents Crystal Reports from
      prompting the user to reboot the
      machine.
      /qn+ Performs the installation silently, but
      prompts the user when the installation is
      complete.
      /qn Performs the installation silently, without
      prompting the user.
      ADDLOCAL Specifies a list of features, delimited by
      commas, that you want to install.
      For example, ADDLOCAL=ALL
      Note: When using any of the EXCLUDE
      parameters in this table, you must also
      use ADDLOCAL.
      For example, ADDLOCAL=ALL
      EXCLUDERDCFILES=1
      EXCLUDEDOTNETFILES Specifies whether the .NET developer
      components should be installed.
      For example,
      EXCLUDEDOTNETFILES=1
      The default value is 0, which indicates
      that the .NET developer components
      should be installed. The value 1
      indicates these components should not
      be installed.
      EXCLUDEJAVAFILES Specifies whether the Java developer
      components should be installed.
      For example, EXCLUDEJAVAFILES=1
      The default value is 0, which indicates
      that the Java developer components
      should be installed. The value 1
      indicates these components should not
      be installed.
      EXCLUDERDCFILES Specifies whether the RDC developer
      components should be installed.
      For example, EXCLUDERDCFILES=1
      The default value is 0, which indicates
      that the RDC developer components
      should be installed. The value 1
      indicates these components should not
      be installed.


      Installation arguments : Msiexec /i "\\Sharelocation\Business Objects\Crystal Reports11\scr.msi" REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn PIDKEY=XXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXX INSTALLDIR="$ProgramFiles\Business Objects\Crystal Reports 11" COMMONVERDIR="$ProgramFiles\Common Files\Business Objects\3.0"
  2. Click Add Package
    Deploy to target computers
    1. Select the package that you added
    2. Click Install/Uninstall Software
    3. Enter a name and description for the configuration
    4. Define the package settings
    5. Configure the deployment settings
    6. Choose the target computers
    7. Specify the schedule options, if required
    8. Click Deploy

    You have successfully installed Crystall Reports XI to the targetted computers.

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