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Missing ActiveSync Bluetooth Service

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.
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Mikal613Commented:
That means you have the Microosft Stack, you had the widcomm before. Youll have to go to the bluetooth settings and add a device (pairing)
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deatcAuthor Commented:
Thank you for responding, Mikal613.  Are you saying that I need to go to the Bluetooth settings on the Windows XP system or on my Pocket PC?  Thanks.
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LunchboxfettCommented:
You will have to put your PC in pairing mode and then search for bluetooth devices with your pocket PC.
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Mikal613Commented:
on the pocket pc you add a new device and have your XP set that other devices can see you
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ChrisMacleodCommented:
I had the same problem on my computer using my WM 5.0 device with AS 4.1 and the widcom bluetooth drivers.  I actually had to reinstall both the BT drivers and active sync.  Then i ran the BT setup wizard on my PC and selected the option to configure what services are available to remote devices and active sync should be in the list.

Hope this helps.
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ChrisMacleodCommented:
Cont...

You should then be able to find the active sync service when creating a partnership from your WM5.0 device.
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Mikal613Commented:
"That means you have the Microosft Stack, you had the widcomm before. Youll have to go to the bluetooth settings and add a device (pairing)"

I had 3 MS BT Stack devices and it does not have that Option.

And a Widcomm device which does have that profile.
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