How do I install and configure CRD to use my existing database server?

The first time you open CRD, you will need to configure the CRD database. This article describes how to configure CRD to use your existing database instead of installing its own.

Use My Existing Database Server

You will need to have your SQL Server name and a SQL Server account (username and password) which have read/write/create permissions.
  • Open CRD.
Crystal Reports: CRD on your server.
  • You should now see a Database Configuration Wizard pop up. Click Next.
Crystal Reports: CRD Database Configuration Wizard.
  • Select Use my existing database server and click on the Next.
Crystal Reports: CRD Database Configuration Wizard.

Enter the details of your SQL Server, check the option Create Database (existing database will be dropped) and enter the credentials of your SQL Server account. Click Test. Once CRD can successfully connect to your SQL Server, click Next. 

Crystal Reports: CRD Database Configuration Wizard.
The SQL Server credentials must have permissions to read/write/create.
  • Click OK.
Crystal Reports: CRD Database Configuration Wizard.
  • The database is now being created within your own database server.
Crystal Reports: CRD Database Configuration Wizard.
  • Click Finish when the process is complete.
Crystal Reports: CRD Database Configuration Wizard.
  • CRD is now configured to store the scheduling information in a database on your server.