Crystal Reports Runtime 64-bit: Error 1606

Driving myself crazy trying to move our ASP.NET Application from an old IIS6 server to IIS7, I ran into a problem deploying the 64-bit version of the CR redistributable.

Building off a fresh install of Windows Server 2008 R2, I thought, ‘no problem’. Installed IIS7.5, ASP.NET, .NET, ect.

As soon as I went to deploy the runtime, I was greeted with this lovely message:

Error 1606: Could not access network location \ASP.NETClientFiles\.

While it took me a long time to figure out what was the problem (mostly because I assumed that a fresh image would have no issues), the solution was quite simple. It turned out to be a privileges issue. Incorrectly, I had ruled this out because I had been working on the system with a Local Administrator account. Regardless, continued to have problems.

I didn’t research why exactly there was no additional ‘run elevated’ option from the executable, and instead I opened a fresh command prompt with elevated privileges. After navigating to my CRRuntime_64bit_13_0.msi file, everything installed without a hitch.

  • thanks!

    • Sam

      HI ..
      I am facing same problem & i tried installation through CMD it got installed but i ma unable to open my report

  • Juan Manuel Palomino Wolff

    Thank you very helfun

  • tatos@irc.rizon.net tan

    Thank you very much.

  • HerpDerp40


  • muy bien ! muchas gracias

  • John Nash

    Appreciate the post, you helped.

  • Wow! this was so easy, thank you!, really thanks

  • thanks!!

  • Claude

    Awesome! Saved my day

  • Rob Waibel

    Thank you SO MUCH!

  • Pratik Patel

    thanx…for solution..

  • Chris Su

    Thanks for saved my day!!

  • Nelson Castillo

    Thanks It definitely works!!!

  • Suhas Pandit

    Thanks a lot…Worked Perfectly. God Bless

  • CJ

    Thank you!!

  • Andrew Mogford

    Excellent, thanks. Only the 64bit installer required this approach, and not on every machine.

  • imrul

    i didn’t understand. please help anyone.

  • David Magallanes

    Excelente! ya estaba arrancándome el pelo de la desesperación! Gracias!