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Mike Temporale
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:44 am    Post subject: Microsoft Releases Windows Mobile Device Center for Windows Reply with quote



Following closely on the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft has just released Windows Mobile Device Center. WMDC is a required component if you plan on syncing your Windows Mobile 2003 or Windows Mobile 5 device with Vista. There are 2 versions available (one for 32-bit and the other for 64-bit systems) and it requires validation using the Windows Genuine Advantage system. If you’re running Vista, you’ll want this update. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excited...the beta did not work for me, my BlackJack never completely synched. Trying it with this release right now. <fingers crossed>


EDIT: Nope, still getting errors on a fully reset Blackjack

"Sync failed with WM BlackJack"

"There is not enough free memory on your device to synchronize information. Close programs that are run"
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like its still Beta to me.

Your link takes me to
"Windows Mobile Device Center (Beta 3 Release) for Windows Vista RC1"
I've been running a Beta release of WMDC in Vista RTM since mid december. Don't remember if it was Beta 3 or not. The build number of my installed WMDC is 6526. I wonder if this one is any newer. My Moto Q seems to work well with it the majority of the time.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brandonjg wrote:
looks like its still Beta to me.

Your link takes me to
"Windows Mobile Device Center (Beta 3 Release) for Windows Vista RC1"
I've been running a Beta release of WMDC in Vista RTM since mid december. Don't remember if it was Beta 3 or not. The build number of my installed WMDC is 6526. I wonder if this one is any newer. My Moto Q seems to work well with it the majority of the time.


Use the link on 32-bit or 64-bit which will take you directly to the new downloads published 1/31/07.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foxbat121 wrote:
Use the link on 32-bit or 64-bit which will take you directly to the new downloads published 1/31/07.


I used the 32 bit link. Looks like that link has since been updated. Now its taking me direct to the download page. This is the link that was there before:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmob...vicecenter.mspx
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I can tell this is just Active Stink in a new suit. I can't sync my BlackJack either.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnJohn wrote:
EDIT: Nope, still getting errors on a fully reset Blackjack

"Sync failed with WM BlackJack"

"There is not enough free memory on your device to synchronize information. Close programs that are run"


Your issue is obvious: you need free up more memory on your phone. It has nothing to do with WMDC.

My BlackJack sync just fine. With old Beta WMDC, I need to plug/unplug multiple times before WMDC can successfully detect the phone to complete the sync.

Just applied the new WMDC and it sync right away successfully in the first try.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, the new WMDC version is 6.0.6783. So far so good. Tried connect my BlackJack couple times and it syncs quickly without issues.

The installation of new WMDC will remove the old beta software first. After installation you need to setup new partnership again.

Although you can name your partnership in WMDC whatever you want, it still overwrites your device with a generic name (I got 'WINDOWSMOBILE54' this time). To check your device name on BlackJack, go to settings->connection->Bluetooth->My Information Setting.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jerry Raia wrote:
As far as I can tell this is just Active Stink in a new suit. I can't sync my BlackJack either.


I was having problems syncing my phone for a while until I unblocked a slew of ports in my firewall. If you are using Live OneCare, the newer versions have an option to allow ActiveSync/WMDC connections through the firewall
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is some kind of connection problem, but the only firewall is the builtin windows one. All the Windows Mobile exception boxes (allowing com) are checked. Thats not the only issue I'm having. It sees a dupicate of my device someplace but doesn't display it so I can't delete it.

So far I am not impressed. Confused
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