Monday, March 24, 2008

ActiveSync Remote Display for Windows Mobile 5.0 Devices

The Problem

"ActiveSync Remote Display" (ARD) version 2.03 does not support Windows Mobile 5.0. If a Windows Mobile 5.0 device is connected to a PC through ActiveSync, when you start the program, you will see a dialog with title: "Remote Display for Windows CE" and error message: "The OS or CPU of this device is unknown to this application". After you click OK,it will show another error dialog and a blank screen.

Work Around

To Enable ActiveSync Remote Display

Go to directory: C:\Program Files\Windows Mobile Developer Power Toys\ActiveSync_Remote_Display\devices\wce400\armv4
Copy the two files to the Windows directory on the mobile device.

To Use the ActiveSync Remote Display

  • Start the ARD program;

  • You will see the same error dialog as before, click "OK";

  • There will no longer be the second error dialog and you will see the screen shown on the PC or laptop;

  • After you are done, click on the ARD icon on the Mobile Device and select exit (if you simply close the remote display on the PC end, the ARD will still be running on the mobile device);