File this one under PITA.
As part of our #XPMustDie campaign we sometimes come across old software that simply cannot be updated in time. It’s usually some bespoke system that will take a lot of time and money to re-write or upgrade. In my opinion, it is better to get the OS secure and let an old legacy app run, than to keep a dusty Windows XP PC just for the use of one program. Of course, the ideal solution may be to virtualise the app but if you don’t have the infrastructure in place already then that may be cost-prohibitive or time consuming as well.
One such app we need to use is Crystal Reports Viewer 2.0. This is completely unsupported by the publisher (SAP) and means it is very difficult to track down files or documentation. Continue reading