View the following Microsoft Web site to download Activesync 4.5:http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/downloads/microsoft/activesync-download.mspx
Sometimes, when you add ActiveSync 4.1 or ActiveSync 4.0 to the firewall application exception list, the firewall application will not let the communication between ActiveSync and the Windows Mobile 5.0 device succeed. This behavior occurs in the following cases and may occur in other cases:
- Firewall-hook drivers prevent successful synchronized communications. When you use Microsoft Windows XP, contact the firewall vendor to verify that you are using the version of the firewall that works best with Windows XP.
- You use a firewall that implements its own TCP/IP stack. Certain firewalls can implement all Windows TCP/IP interfaces and APIs. These firewalls can also mimic the TCP/IP stack in Windows XP. In this case, the TCP/IP stack of the firewall may not handle the synchronized communication and the Windows TCP/IP stack. This behavior causes problems or communication failures between the Windows Mobile 5.0-based device and ActiveSync.
- The firewall is designed as a firewall-hook driver.
- The firewall uses the firewall that is included with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
The Microsoft Windows 2000 Driver Development Kit (DDK) introduced the concept of a firewall-hook driver. A firewall-hook driver was intended to manage network packets that were sent and received across a firewall in the context of the TCP/IP protocol.
A firewall-hook driver did not meet the firewall requirements because the driver ran too high in the network stack. A firewall-hook driver could also interfere with the operation of Internet Connection Sharing or a personal firewall.
To provide firewall functionality in Windows XP and in later versions of the operating system, firewall vendors should create a network driver interface specification (NDIS) intermediate miniport driver to manage packets that are sent and received across a firewall.
For more information, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web sites:
NDIS intermediate drivers
- For more information about staying connected, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/help/v6-0/Staying-Connected.aspx
- Need help using, updating, or managing your Windows Mobile phone? Visit the following Microsoft Web site to find a collection of links guiding you straight to advice and answers to common and complex questions. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/help/more/default.mspx
- For more help with your Windows Mobile device please see the Windows Phone Forum: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/windowsmobilehelp/threads