HandHeld Pocket PC 2003 Automatic Software Installation

June 3, 2006 at 5:21 PMAmer Gerzic

Recently I had to write a program that runs on Pocket PC 2003 and utilizes built-in barcode scanner (HandHeld product). Writing software was simple; Installation was even simpler. However, every time I performed hard-reset, my newly installed software disappeared. I quickly noticed that HandHeld demos were installed automatically, so I started research. Looking on the web did not reveal much. I assumed that there is a special folder where such autoinstalls are stored. After short time I found the folder:

      IPSM/AutoInstall/

Simply copy *.cab file inside this folder and your program will be installed at each hard reset.

I looked into regular Pocket PC 2002 and could not find the same folder, which leads me to believe that this could be HandHeld device specific.

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