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File sync with multiple Windows Mobile 5 devices RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a project where I have 1 server that has "the latest" version of a file-and-folder structure with a lot of files in it.  These files need to be copied to about 100 Windows Mobile 5 pocket pc's (that are connected to the WIFI network).  A few times a year, files could be added on the server, and then they need to be distributed on all the WM5 devices.
    Is it possible to create a Sync Framework application on the server that allows to sync from the server to all these devices (one-way is OK).  Or is there another way to copy files to WM5 devices without using ActiveSync.
    Since there are 100 WM5 devices, I don't want to connect them one by one just to copy a few files when they are all connected with the wireless network.

    Can this be done using SyncToy?

    Thanks for your advice!

    Joris
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 4:56 PM

Answers

  • Hi -

    Sorry this cannot be done by SyncToy. SyncToy uses the FileSyncProvider which uses SMB as the transport. You are going to have to write your own application or use Active Sync to achieve this.

    Thanks
    Deepa
    Deepa ( Microsoft Sync Framework)
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 7:36 PM
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  • I am also having similar question on what I am working on. Someone suggested using web services but it might not be good for larger files. I would be interested to see if someone suggests sync toy.

    Apurva
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:05 PM
  • Hi -

    Sorry this cannot be done by SyncToy. SyncToy uses the FileSyncProvider which uses SMB as the transport. You are going to have to write your own application or use Active Sync to achieve this.

    Thanks
    Deepa
    Deepa ( Microsoft Sync Framework)
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 7:36 PM
    Answerer