Options for Overwriting Desktop or Overwriting Handheld

Discussion in 'ActiveSync' started by Bo Ryan, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. Bo Ryan

    Bo Ryan Guest

    Client is using new Treo 700W w/ ActiveSync. I've used the Palm OS Treos
    before so Activesync new to me. He has 3-4 people who must put their
    contacts in one main computer for receptionist to use. I do not want all
    those contacts to sync to his phone, only his 2,000 or so. The contacts
    themselves are listed in separate contacts folder in Outlook. Where does
    Activesync allow me to choose which ones sync? And where does Activesync
    allow me to choose whether the desktop overwrites the handheld and vice
    versa? He doesn't always want the desktop to prevail --sometimes he wants
    the handheld to overwrite what's on the desktop -- not really synchronize at
    all. The options buttons where I would assume I could configure this are
    always greyed out.
    Bo Ryan, Nov 6, 2006
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    Raj Pillai Guest


    ActiveSync synchronizes the main Contact Folder. It doesnot support
    synchronizing of sub folders nor does it provides a feature to specify which
    folder it must synchronize with. The settings button will remain greyed out
    since you are using a WM 5.0 device.

    With respect to ActiveSync rules about overwriting, then you can specify
    this by doing the following:

    1. Open ActiveSync, connect your device.
    2. Click Tools -> Options
    3. Select the Computer Name (e.g. "Windows PC") and click Settings.

    You should see options to set the conflict rule. Note that a conflict would
    occur only when the same item has been edited on both the device and the
    computer before a sync (after the partnership is set). For all other
    instances, the most recent copy of information will be synchronized to
    either device.

    The only work around I can see at the moment is to ensure you keep your
    client contacts in the main contact folder and make the rest access
    different set of folders or a different .pst file. Another option you can
    consider is use of third party software. Like Pocket Mirror -
    Raj Pillai, Nov 7, 2006
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