Friday, July 17, 2009

Remote Display

Microsoft's ActiveSync Remote Display is a very handy applciation which allows you to control your PDA from your desktop. This is extremely useful in a number of ways, including giving demonstrations and capturing screenshots.
The application can be downloaded from here. You will also need ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center (Vista).
Unfortunately the application does not natively support Windows Mobile 5 or 6. To get it to work with these PDA's:
  1. Connect your PDA to your desktop, and make sure the ActiveSync connection is established
  2. Navigate to the C:\Program Files\Windows Mobile Developer Power Toys\ActiveSync_Remote_Display\devices\wce400\armv4 folder
  3. Copy the cerdisp2.exe file
  4. Paste it to the \Windows directory of your PDA
You can then launch the Remote Display appilcation from the Start menu on your desktop. You will see a message pop up saying "The OS or CPU of this device is unknown to this application", which can be ignored. Once closed, you should then be able to control your PDA.

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