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How to: Install Prerequisite Software on Mobile Devices Before Deploying Applicationment

This topic explains how to install the following prerequisite software on a mobile device. Installing the software on a mobile device involves loading and running one or more .cab files on the device as shown in the following table.

Software .cab files

Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 1

  • sqlce.ppc.wce5.armv4i.CAB

  • sqlce.repl.ppc.wce5.armv4i.CAB

Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 3.5

  • NETCFv35.wm.armv4i.cab

  • NETCFv35.Messages.[language].cab

    This is optional. Include this .cab file to display in-depth error messages from NET Framework on mobile devices. This can help you in diagnosing connectivity issues. In the file name, [language] indicates the language version of messages. For example, for English messages, the file name to provide is NETCFv35.Messages.EN.cab.
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Optionally, you can include the .cab file that rolls back any changes to the system locale that the user may have performed. For more information, see Troubleshooting.

For devices that run Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, run the .cab files the first time that the mobile application is installed on the mobile device and when there are updates to the mobile application.

This is not necessary for devices that run Microsoft Windows Mobile 6, because the functionality is incorporated into the platform.

To deploy .cab files for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1

  1. If you do not have SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 on your computer, do the following:

    1. Go to the Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 1 Web site at: Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 1.

    2. Download SSCEDeviceRuntime-ENU.msi and run it on your computer.

  2. Locate the following .cab files in the folder where they were installed:

    • sqlce.ppc.wce5.armv4i.CAB

    • sqlce.repl.ppc.wce5.armv4i.CAB

    The default location is C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.5\Devices\wce500\armv4i.

  3. Copy the files to the mobile device, and then run them.

To deploy .cab files for.NET Compact Framework 3.5

  1. If you do not have NET Compact Framework 3.5 on your computer, do the following:

    1. Go to the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 Redistributable Web site at: .NET Compact Framework 3.5 Redistributable.

    2. Download NETCFSetupv35.msi and run it on your computer.

  2. Locate the following .cab files in the folder where NET Compact Framework 3.5 is installed:

    • NETCFv35.wm.armv4i.cab

      The default location is C:\Program Files\Microsoft.NET\SDK\CompactFramework\v3.5\WindowsCE.

    • NETCFv35.Messages.[language].cab, where [language] is the language version.

      The default location is C:\Program Files\Microsoft.NET\SDK\CompactFramework\v3.5\WindowsCE\Diagnostics.

  3. Copy and run the files on the mobile device.

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