by Tim Daycounter
It seems that getting ActiveSync to work with the emulator has been a reoccurring question in the various Pocket PC news groups, and yet there hasn't been any definitive responses on how to get this working. This document attempts to clarify how to connect ActiveSync to the Pocket PC 2002 Emulator. Win CE .NET is out of the scope of this document. You can find the latest version of this FAQ at www.daycounter.com/EmulatorActiveSync.html.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Yes, with the help of a friendly MS employee.
A NULL modem cable allows two PCs to communicate, or in our case allows two serial ports on the same machine to be connected and transcieve data. The transmit and receive pins are crossed across the connector (pin 2 connects to pin 3, and pin 3 to pin 2), in contrast to a straight through cable, where pin 2 is connected to pin 2 and pin 3 is connected to pin 3.
Open to sessions of HyperTerm, one on each com port. When you type into one HyperTerm, you should see characters being typed on the other. HyperTerm is a software accessory that normally is already installed on on your PC. Look under the "Start" Menu.
Sorry, you are out of luck.
Sorry, it only works with Pocket PC 2002 SDK?
No it does not, even though you think it would. You have to download this separately from MS.
You have the wrong SDK, see the response to Q8.
This help topic is listed through out the news groups. If you can't find this file in your SDK it is another clue that you have the wrong SDK, see the response to Q8.
You have to change a registry key using regedit.exe. Find "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows CE Services" and set the serial port to COM1 or COM2. This will stop the wizard from endlessly searching.
The help topic "Using ActiveSync with the Emulator" in the Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 SDK, gives a good description of this. To find the help topic, open up eVC select Help/Search. Search with the keywords: "activesync emulator". If you can't find this help topic see Q10.
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