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Windows Mobile Device Center -
Setup Partnership - Windows Mobile 2003 SE Pocket PC
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 2006
 Version 1.00  Revised 12/4/2006

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Recently Microsoft sent Vista to manufacturing.  So I'm sure you want to know how to synchronize your Windows Mobile device with Vista.  Well Microsoft decided to migrate from ActiveSync to the new Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC).  This article is based on WMDC Beta 3 which only supports Vista RC1.  However I successfully installed WMDC on the RTM version of Windows Vista Ultimate Edition for x86.  Prior to the synchronization I installed Office 2007.

Setup a Partnership with Windows Mobile 2003 SE Pocket PC

I just plugged in the iPAQ h4700:

Then you will see the initial WMDC screen

I clicked on the option to Set up your device.  Here are the options you will see:

I then clicked next and entered in the device name:

Here's where it sets up the partnership:


Basically WMDC offers the same features and options as ActiveSync 3.x did with Windows Mobile 2003 devices.  However serial synchronization and infrared is no longer supported.

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