Missing ActiveSync Bluetooth Service
Posted on 2006-05-24
Hi. I'm trying to get my Pocket PC, running Windows Mobile 5.0, to connect to Microsoft ActiveSync 4.1, on a system running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2, via Bluetooth. I have successfully made such connections several times with other computers, but I fail this time.
When I try to add a new Bluetooth partnership on my Pocket PC, I can successfully detect and connect to the Bluetooth dongle on my Windows XP system. My Pocket PC then says "Select services to use from this device" and provides a list of Bluetooth services that my Windows XP system offers. Unfortunately, unlike the other times that I set up Bluetooth/ActiveSync connections, this list does not include the ActiveSync service.
I set up a Bluetooth serial port on COM port 4, and I set up ActiveSync to allow connections to this COM port. I have also tried uninstalling and reinstalling ActiveSync but to no avail. Can you please tell me why the ActiveSync service is not showing up in the Bluetooth list of services? Thank you.