(Or fun with the Pocket PC Emulator).
Pocket PC emulation should be a simple thing, right? That’s what I thought!
- Install ActiveSync 3.7 (meanwhile version 3.8 was released)
- Install Pocket PC SDK 2003
- Install Pocket PC SDK 2003 Emulator Images
- Install Visual Studio .NET 2003 (!)
I had to do some tests with Exchange ActiveSync, so instead of installing all that stuff on my machine, I asked for a virtual one (Virtual Server 2005). At the end of the long installation process, when I tried to run the emulator for the first time, I got the message on the picture.
"You just had to try, didn’t you?". You have to laugh.
The reason for this beahviour is that, somehow, the Pocket PC Emulator and the Virtual Machine software share some code. Fortunately there’s a solution: Visual Studio .NET 2005 Beta 1. After installing the new version I was finally able to mess around with the emulator.