Device Registry Settings for ActiveSync (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)

1/6/2010

All ActiveSync device-related subkeys and values are stored under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows CE Services registry key on the Windows Embedded CE-based device.

The following table shows the values for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows CE Services registry key.

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The default registry values vary depending on which Catalog items are included in your OS design. For more information, see Default Registry Settings.

Value : type Description

Version : REG_DWORD

Default setting is 20000. Specifies the software version number.

NoSubFolderIn : REG_SZ

Default setting is "\My Documents", which is LOC_NOSUBFOLDERIN in datasync.str. Specifies the only synchronizable folder where the user is allowed to create subfolders.

FileSyncPath : REG_SZ

Default setting is "\My Documents", which is LOC_FILESYNCPATH in datasync.str.

Specifies the folder to be synchronized during file synchronization.

DefaultNpwNoServer : REG_DWORD

This value is not present by default. Creating this value and setting it to 1 will cause the Exchange Server sync selection in the New Partnership Wizard to be unchecked. Users can still select this option, but it will not be selected by default.

All synchronizable objects are stored under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Windows CE Services\Synchronization\Objects subkey on the target device.

The following table shows the values for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Windows CE Services\Synchronization\Objects subkey.

Note that registry settings for Contacts, Appointment, and Tasks cannot be disabled.

Value : type Description

File\Store : REG_SZ

Default setting is Cefobj.dll. Specifies the name of the File ActiveSync service provider.

Contact\Store : REG_SZ

Default setting is Pegobj.dll . Specifies the name of the Contact ActiveSync service provider.

Appointment\Store : REG_SZ

Default setting is Pegobj.dll. Specifies the name of the Appointment ActiveSync service provider.

Task\Store : REG_SZ

Default setting is Pegobj.dll. Specifies the name of the Task ActiveSync service provider.

Inbox\Store : REG_SZ

Default setting is Pegobj.dll. Specifies the name of the String ActiveSync service provider.

The registry settings related to ActiveSync connectivity are stored under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Comm registry key on the target device.

The following table lists the registry values for the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Comm registry key.

Value : type Description

AutoCnct : DWORD

Default setting is 1 (on). This value turns Autoconnect on and off.

Cnct : REG_SZ

Specifies the default connection used when the device is cradled. If this value is not set, the user must select a connection to use when cradling a device.

This string must be prefixed with a backquote (`) for the connection to appear in the ActiveSync user interface.

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Only RAS entries prefixed with a backquote will appear in the ActiveSync user interface. See Phone-Book Entries for details.

The following registry settings related to the network connection used for synchronization.

Value : type Description

HKLM\System\ActiveSync\SyncAPN : DWORD

This value determines whether the SyncNetwork Access Point Name (APN) will be used for synchronization instead of the default connection set with the connection UI. Set this value to 1 to use the APN for synchronization. Set it to 0 to use the default connection.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\ActiveSync\UseDedicatedSyncConn : DWORD

This value sets the default connection type. If this value is 0 or not present, the standard Internet connection will be used for synchronization by default. If this value is 1, the dedicated APN connection will be used by default.

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