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Windows Mobile Device Center -
Setup Partnership - Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 2006
 Version 1.00  Revised 12/4/2006

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Introduction

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 5.0 Pocket PC

I just plugged in the Treo 700w.  Vista begins by installing the RNDIS driver required to sync with Windows Mobile 5.0 devices.

Then when it is complete you will see:

Then you will see the AutoPlay screen for the device:

Here is where you begin the setup of your device:

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: The default name for Windows Mobile 5.0 devices is Smartphone.  I changed the name to Treo 700w.

Here's where it sets up the partnership:

Conclusion

Basically WMDC offers the same features and options as ActiveSync 4.x did with Windows Mobile 5.0 devices.  However serial synchronization and infrared is no longer supported.

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