Software Installation - How To

How to deploy Crystal 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.
  2. 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"
  • 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 Crystal Reports XI to the targetted computers.

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