Windows Mobile Device Center syncs before the pin code is entered on the phone

Discussion in 'ActiveSync' started by grendi, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. grendi

    grendi Guest

    Hi all,

    On Windows Vista Ultimate, is it normal that Windows Mobile Device Center
    syncs the phone's items with the computer's items, BEFORE the pin code is
    entered in the phone!
    Before a pin code is entered, the phone should still stay "private" and no
    sync should be possible with any computer.

    Another question: is there a newsgroup for Windows Vista's Windows Mobile
    Device Center ?


    grendi, Jan 25, 2008
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  2. Hi there,

    I think you may be getting feedback from the device or desktop that
    synchronization is happening. However, nothing is actually synced down. Can
    you confirm that items are actually synchronized down to your device?

    Jane Ly [MSFT], Jan 25, 2008
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  3. grendi

    grendi Guest

    synchronization is happening. However, nothing is actually synced down.
    Yes I made a test :
    - edited a task on the mobile
    - switched the mobile off
    - plug it on the PC's USB
    - started the mobile again
    - When the mobile was started and ready to receive the pin code, Windows
    Mobile Device Center started to synchronize datas.
    - Checked in Outlook if the task was the same as on the mobile, and... yes
    it was.

    grendi, Jan 28, 2008
  4. Thanks for the information. I would like to file a bug on your behalf.
    Before I do, can you tell me the following:
    - version of Windows Mobile your device has
    - what kind of device you have
    - what kind of pin do you have. ex. simple 4 character etc.
    Jane Ly [MSFT], Jan 28, 2008
  5. grendi

    grendi Guest

    - version of Windows Mobile your device has
    windows mobile 6 professionnal se ce 5.2.1620 (BUILD 18125.0.4.2)
    HTC TYTN II Kaiser, sold OEM as "SFR V1615", by the french mobile phone
    provider SFR.
    just a 4 digit number, like 1234

    Thanks a lot

    grendi, Jan 29, 2008
  6. Thanks for the information. One more quick question. In connection
    settings, did you check the option "Allow data connections on device when
    connected to PC". I am wondering if the sync you saw was an "over the air"
    sync versus a sync while connected to the desktop.
    Jane Ly [MSFT], Jan 29, 2008
  7. grendi

    grendi Guest

    I don't know where to access this option, but the sync is a usual sync.
    grendi, Jan 30, 2008
  8. You can find the option by navigating to Windows Mobile Device Center >
    Mobile Device Settings > Connection Settings.

    When you are disconnected from the desktop, are you still able to
    synchronize wirelessly?
    Jane Ly [MSFT], Jan 30, 2008
  9. grendi

    grendi Guest

    Ah it was on the PC.
    Nope the option is not checked.
    I have not set up a wireless sync yet.

    grendi, Jan 30, 2008
  10. Hello,

    I've learned more about the scenario you are seeing. So when you create a
    partnership with the device, your device and desktop have an automatic
    authentication. What you are actually seeing on your device screen is a
    screen lock that was triggered by the USB connection. Hope that help!

    Jane Ly [MSFT], Feb 5, 2008
  11. grendi

    Steph Peters Guest

    Yes. And it was the same with Active Sync on earlier versions of Windows,
    so far as I know.
    Not the way Microsoft chose to do it. If that is what you would like, then
    try using Pocket Secure, which allows you to block sync before unlocking
    using the program's unlock.
    This is it, kind of.
    Steph Peters, Feb 26, 2008
  12. grendi

    grendi Guest

    Thanks for your answer, at least I know it works that way because Microsoft
    chose to make it work that way.
    But it's a wrong choice I.M.O.
    grendi, Mar 28, 2008
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