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Pocket PC and Virtual PC

Is it possible to have my Pocket PC recognize by a Virtual PC 2004 session (in which the latest ActiveSync is already installed)?

The connection works OK from the main OS (which XP SP2) but not from a VPC2004 session.
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Éric Moreau
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gerodimCommented:
Try to see if there is any conflict between Xp activesyng and VPC activesync.
Usually because both activesyncstry to connect to the same device VPC leaves Xp
to connect... Try killing the xp activesync process and see what happens
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I have killed ActiveSync and the 2 WCES* tasks in my host OS and the VPC session still cannot find the PPC.
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Yes I did it yesteray still with no success.
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gerodimCommented:
If you only load VPC with no other OSs does it find the PPC?
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantAuthor Commented:
>>If you only load VPC with no other OSs does it find the PPC?

How can you do that. The hosting OS (XP in my case) has to be loaded in order to start a VPC session (unless there is a feature I am not aware of!).
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gerodimCommented:
Sorry my mistake thought it didn't ran on xp.
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gerodimCommented:
My opinion is that VPC doesn't even recognise the device when it is plugged in or else it would start active sync... if you try other devices
connected via the same interface(usb most probably) would VPC see them???
check out if this helps- its for mac but it may help you
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;824369&Product=vpcmac
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantAuthor Commented:
The USB settings does not exist in the Windows version.

I just found that in VPC 2004 help file:

Virtual PC does not support universal serial bus (USB) devices.


Anyone knows if VMWare supports it?
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gerodimCommented:
Yes VMWare supports usb devices... take a look at this one:
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws3/doc/ws32_devices5.html#1007643
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I have installed VMWare. I know have to install XP and VS2005. It will take all the night! I hope it will work.
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