Saturday, May 31, 2008

ActiveSync_Remote_Display

You might have noticed in my previous post that I used the ActiveSync remote display tool. This is quite a powerful in many senarios including pre-sales demoing, debugging, presenting etc. This particular tool is part of the Windows Mobile Power Toys toolkit.

Although this toolkit just worked pre WM5, it doesn't work on WM5 and later out of the box.

There is a relatively easy workaround in order to get the ActiveSync remote display tool to work on WM5 and WM6.0, WM6.1. You need to simpy copy the files: cerdisp2.exe and KillProc.exe from (similar) C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Mobile Developer Power Toys\ActiveSync_Remote_Display\devices\wce400\armv4 to \Windows of your device.

Then simply run client application: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Mobile Developer Power Toys\ActiveSync_Remote_Display\ASRDisp.exe

I have used this workaround on all devices mentioned, WM5, Wm6.0 and WM 6.1 without issues.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just tried...doesn't work. Using My Mobiler instead.

Daniel said...

I also tried it on a HTC Hermes (JasJam),
Also doesn't work.

The post says "works on all devices mentioned" but I can't see any devices listed.

Simon Hart said...

Daniel:

"Device mentioned" means WM versions, i.e. WM6.0, 6.1. I've tried doing this on both and it works for me.

What error are you getting if any?

Alternatively, try using MyMobiler - this works on (as far as I know) all versions of WM/devices.