Archive for the ‘Windows Mobile Information’ Category.
Recently I looked for support of starting an alternative shell when using Remote Desktop Mobile on a Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.3 device.
MSDN says that I can to specify AlternateShell in a rdp file. As Windows Mobile devices always use \Windows\default.rdp, I added the following two lines and tested what happens.
WorkingDir:s:C:\Program Files (x86)
AlternateShell:s:C:\Program Files (x86)\notepad.exe
Unfortunately the above entries are ignored
But why? I decided to look inside wpctsc.exe I dumped of a WEH device to see which strings (used sysinternals strings app) are known to the Mobile Remote Desktop client. And, no surprise, AlternateShell is not known inside wpctsc.exe. But I saw two other interesting strings around the ones used in rdp files.
Continue reading ‘Windows Mobile: Hidden Remote Desktop Client Clipboard support’ »
Here a small tip:
To disable all Connection Manager Dialogs set the following registry key:
to disable only certain dialogs or notification bubbles, use IDs like IDS_RAS_CARRIER_DROPPED:
to disable multiple dialogs, simply define additional IDs. For example to disable dialogs for IDS_RAS_DEVICE_NOT_READY and IDS_RAS_NO_ANSWER:
List of all IDS values: DOWNLOAD:IDS dialog values - (Hits: 377, size: 13.02 kB)
I want to summarize the role of function keys in Windows Mobile, former Pocket PC, as I got several questions each week on how to use or enable Function keys in this or that application.
Here is a simple information about how function keys work in Windows Mobile.
Continue reading ‘Windows Mobile – the no-go world of Function Keys’ »
If you want to lockdown a user of a Windows Mobile device to not send/receive SMS messages or eMails, you can use a blacklist. First enable Disallow policy on the device and then list all apps you dont like the user to run.
;Enable blacklist of applications that should not run
;Add entries to blacklist of applications that should not run
;add more here as "3", "4", "5", etc.
tmail.exe, sms.dll and poutlook.exe are responsible for message handling on the device. If you disallow them, the user cannot start them anymore.