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ActiveSync, Ethernet & Windows CE

Posted on 2006-11-24
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Dear all,

I am desparate to find out how to use ActiveSync with an Ethernet connection.

My issue:
I have a server with a SQL database (MSDE) on it that will copy XML files to a Windows CE 5.0 device whenever the SQL database is updated. It is not a handheld, but a security device (Unitech MR650). I also have another PC that is requires access to the device in order to retrieve an image file of it.

As users are updated in the SQL database, an XML file is copied onto the CE device - this is used to store PIN numbers specific users to allow other functionality on the CE device.

The CE device is capable of communicating with this other PC, and when it does, the computer requires the ability to retrieve a JPG file (basically, someone pushes a button to call reception, and then a photo is taken and then sent to the receptionists computer).

How can I get the Server PC with the SQL database and the Receptionist's PC to copy files to or retrieve files from the CE device via Ethernet?

I would like to have both computers connected at the same time? Is that possible?

Many thanks all...
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CraigTheGeek earned 500 total points
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I'd use FTP instead:

http://www.sapphire-solutions.co.uk/products/ftp/

ActiveSync other ethernet is no longer an option as Microsoft have dropped support for it. And FTP should prove a much simpler solution anyway. I've used it, it's great. And you could even consider moving to GPRS/3G in the future.

Craig
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by:Inventris
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Good thinking Batman!

However, in the end I discovered that I could use the Ethernet cable and file shares.

A simply 'net use' command and everything is at my fingertips, and a slight tweak to the Registry NoDrives setting and I have hidden those shared drives!

I've accepted your answer anyway, because it is a good alternative!

Thank you
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