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vmware connectiong to windows mobile 6 device

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I have a vmware workstation 6.0.2 running windows xp.

I am using Visual Studio 2008 Pro and vb.net  to develop an app for a windows mobile 6.5 device. The device is a Motorola ES400.

To deploy the solution, I need the vmware workstation to use ActiveSync 4.5  to connect to the device. ActiveSync says the usb is 'available" but doesn't connect to it.

In VS 2008, the instructions say to connect the device and select deploy. But I get the error:

Connect to device failed.

When I connect the device via USB, the main os connects to the device instead of the vmware workstation.

How can I connect using vmware workstation?
Or how can I get my app onto the windows mobile device?

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