If you are using the Microsoft Proxy server and the
Winsock proxy, you may need to create a local address table for your
connection to your PC Companion. This is done by creating a text file in
the \mspclnt directory called locallat.txt. You need to enter the
following into the file 192.168.55.100 192.168.55.101 Once this is saved,
you can then use ActiveSync. You also need to edit your mspclnt.ini
on the server and add:
This is required to disable the use of the Socks for ActiveSync on the
server. It will take approximately 24 hours for these settings to be
sent to the desktop.
A workaround for configuring the desktop alone is to
disable Winsock use in the directory by creating a wspcfg.ini file in the
C:\Program Files\Windows CE Services directory with the following two
You must also disable Winsock for rnaapp.exe which is in the
c:\windows\system directory by creating another wspcfg.ini file in the
C::\Windows\System directory with the following two lines:
If you are using a firewall in between your desktop and
your Pocket PC, Handheld PC, or Palm-size PC, you must allow for Netbios
and port 990, 999 and 5679 to use ActiveSync. For a complete list of
the ports, please review my
Protocols FAQ. I do not recommend opening these ports due to
the additional security risk.
If you have Zone Alarm installed you will not be able
to use File - Explore, synchronize files or Add/Remove Programs. Disabling
Zone Alarm does not stop the True Vector Engine so access will be blocked.
After you uninstall Zone Alarm, the Pocket PC will sync fine.
If you have Norton Internet Security then you need to
configure NIS to allow ActiveSync to use TCP/IP. See
Configuring Norton Internet Security and
If you have Norton Personal Firewall then you need to
configure NPF to allow ActiveSync to use TCP/IP. See
Configuring Norton Personal Firewall and ActiveSync.
- To enable ActiveSync to work through Zone Alarm, check the application
listings for Connection Manager and ActiveSync Application (not
wcesmgr.exe and wcescomm.exe respectively). You can look for the
applications listing in ZoneAlarm by following these steps --
1. Launch ZoneAlarm on your PC.
2. Click the Program Control menu option on the left side.
3. Click the Program tab on the top-right side and now you should be able
to find the listing of the applications that are allowed to use the
While you synchronized the first time after reinstallation, was
ZoneAlarm active? If yes, did it show you a dialog saying - Do you want to
allow the "_______"to access the Internet. If you said yes, to the series
of pop-ups that came with respect to ActiveSync, you would be able to
synchronize successfully. If you click No, the Pocket PC or SmartPhone
will not synchronize. See Configuring
ZoneAlarm with ActiveSync
- If you are using Windows XP and have installed Service Pack 2, you
should upgrade ActiveSync to version 3.7.1 or later. This is the
first release to support the firewall functionality in Service Pack 2.
Also, when you sync for the first time after upgrading to Service Pack 2
you must allow ActiveSync to access the internet in order to sync.
This prompt will occur when you launch ActiveSync if you already have a
partnership or when you setup a partnership if you do not already have
one. See Configuring Windows
XP, Service Pack 2 and ActiveSync