Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

ActiveSync, Ethernet & Windows CE

Posted on 2006-11-24
2
Medium Priority
?
1,030 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
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...
0
Comment
Question by:Inventris
2 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
CraigTheGeek earned 1500 total points
ID: 18018488
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:Inventris
ID: 18026420
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
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you are anything like me, you install many apps on your phone and have your life on it, sometimes literally.  When I bought my current phone, a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Verizon, they were only selling the versions with 16 GB internal.  I didn't rea…
Learn how to use the free Acronis True Image app to easily transfer data between iPhones and Android phones.
Look below the covers at a subform control , and the form that is inside it. Explore properties and see how easy it is to aggregate, get statistics, and synchronize results for your data. A Microsoft Access subform is used to show relevant calcul…
Is your OST file inaccessible, Need to transfer OST file from one computer to another? Want to convert OST file to PST? If the answer to any of the above question is yes, then look no further. With the help of Stellar OST to PST Converter, you can e…
Suggested Courses

824 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question