I have an installation that has 4 workabouts with Win CE5 (and .NET VB application) and about 10 different users who can pick up any of the 4 units and start collecting data. The problem I have is transferring the data collected onto a server that they all have access to via their own user profile. Because the units can only hold a couple of partnerships we have to use one guys logon to transfer the files via activesync, otherwise the partnerships get screwed up and the users have to create a new partnership almost everytime they connect under their own profile. We are not allowed to use wireless in the area so I plumped for a straight forward file sync option not realising we had all these different user profiles. Is there another synching type application that doesn't use profiles?
To add to Felipe's above post, let me bring to your attention that application(s) can automatically be launched upon ActiveSync connection.
Handling Connection Notification
PC sideRegistry-based NotificationE.g.Upon connection notification, the PC could launch an application to copy files from/to the handheld, via the Microsoft Remote API .
Handheld sideCeRunAppAtEvent (NOTIFICATION_EVENT_RS232_DETECTED)CeSetUserNotificationEx (NOTIFICATION_EVENT_RS232_DETECTED)
 MSDN references
Last but not least, many samples, which may inspire you, can be found on the net.
Good morning DAVEYBEE,
Can you please provide additional information about the synchronization tasks you wish to achieve / that need to take place?
All I need to do is transfer some files between the WAP and the PC and vice versa. The file types are simple text and XML/XSD. I don't need any other synchronisation.
Sorry Jacques, I said 'the PC' but it could be one of three PC's connected to the clients network.
I am not pretty sure to understand your problem, but would making all unit connect as guest solve it?
There is a Windows Registry key that allows you to do that.
I have written an automatic FTP syncing application. This application transfer files between the terminal and a server through FTP. It has the abilty to only perfrom this action when in a cradle, such as when only connected through ActiveSync.
If you would like me to email you the source or cab feel free to email me. Jonathon.firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your reply, this option may be part of what I need and I will certainly try this out.
Thank you for the options, I will be trying some of these solutions.