ActiveSync Page

Desktop ActiveSync Installations represent the most common delivery mechanism for Windows Mobile/CE CAB packages. This is also called registering the application with the "Windows CE Application Manager" ("CEAppMgr.exe", a component of the Microsoft ActiveSync services), which resides on the user's computer. The Application Manager handles the installation and removal of mobile applications (packaged as CABinet files) onto Windows Mobile/CE devices.

This page allows you to specify mobile applications that should be registered with the Application Manager when the MSI package is installed. You can specify the order in which the corresponding CAB packages are installed as well as how they are grouped together, in order to achieve the smallest possible number of prompts from the Application Manager (if this is a requirement).

Creating a new ActiveSync Application Group

New Application GroupUse the [ New Application Group ] toolbar button or the “New Application Group” context menu option or press the Insert key while the left tree control is focused.

Application Groups are used to collect one or more related mobile applications and to register them with the Windows CE Application Manager in one single step (this means there will be only one prompt asking whether to allow the installation on a cradled device).

Creating a new ActiveSync Application

New ApplicationUse the [ New Application ] toolbar button or the “New Application” context menu option or press the + key while the left tree control is focused.

An ActiveSync Application represents a mobile application, but is not necessarily limited to a single CAB package. You can add multiple CAB packages, each one targeting a different platform or device type.

Renaming an ActiveSync Application or Group

Use the “Rename” context menu option or press the F2 key while an ActiveSync Application or Group is selected in the tree control.

ImportantThe name for an Application Group is only stored in the project, whereas the name for an ActiveSync Application will also be the name of the generated Application Manager INI file. This file will be automatically generated for you by Advanced Installer based on the information you provide and appears in the Files and Folders page.

Deleting an ActiveSync Application or Group

DeleteUse the [ Delete ] toolbar button or the “Delete” context menu option or press the Del key while an ActiveSync Application or Group is selected in the tree control.

TipYou can set the order of installation for ActiveSync Applications and Groups by drag & drop in the tree control.

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