This article describes an available software update that turns off the device lock feature (SYSGEN_AS_V1POLICY) arrangement for ActiveSync catalog items in Windows Embedded Compact 7.

After you apply the software update that is described in this article, the device lock feature is enabled only for the following catalog items:

  • Inbox Sync

  • Pocket Outlook Database Sync

  • AirSync

Note The device lock feature is used to improve security on embedded devices that connect to a Microsoft Exchange Server mail server. This feature is not necessary for ActiveSync scenarios. 

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Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update November 2011. In the "File information" section, the package file name contains the processor type.

Note This Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update is available for download from the following Microsoft Download Center website:

Windows Embedded Compact 7 Updates


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:

  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.

  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this software update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Files that are included in this update package

File name

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For more information about ActiveSync catalog items and Sysgen variables in Windows Embedded Compact 7, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:

ActiveSync Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables (Windows Embedded Compact 7)

For more information about the device lock and device wipe functionality in Windows Embedded Compact 7, visit the following MSDN website:

Device Lock and Device Wipe (Windows Embedded Compact 7)

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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