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Screencast – How to Install and Configure Microsoft (Mobile) Device Emulator

There are many cases when you need a Mobile Device Emulator in your testing or troubleshooting process.
A few examples are configuring and testing Outlook Mobile Access (OMA in Exchange 2003), ActiveSync and Direct Push Technology (in Exchange 2007), testing newly installed public certificates, importing self generated SSL certificates etc.

You need the following packages:
● Microsoft Device Emulator 2.0 (Standalone Release)
● Microsoft Device Emulator 3.0 (Standalone Release)
● Windows Mobile 6.1 Emulator Images (Standard and Professional)
● Virtual PC 2007

Supported platforms are Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2 and higher.
As a matter of fact, you can install Microsoft Device Emulator on Windows Server 2008, even though it is not among the list of supported OS. The only trick which you need in such a scenario is to run Device Emulator v.2.0 (vs_emulator.exe) in XP SP2 compatibility mode (you set this in the properties of the file, Compatibility tab). Virtual Mobile Devices run pretty fast on Windows Server 2008.

If you are installing Device Emulator on a 64-bit machine, you need both the emulator (vs_emulator.exe) and emulator X64Addon (vs_emulator-X64Addon.exe) for Microsoft Device Emulator v2.0. When you update it to v3.0, you need only the 64-bit version of Microsoft Device Emulator v.3.0.
Microsoft has pulled off the download for Virtual Machine Network Driver. The only way to install Virtual Machine Network driver is through installing Virtual PC 2007.
In the following screencast, we will show you Step-by-Step how to install Device Emulator on a 32-bit version of Windows XP, SP3. We will also demonstrate how to configure a virtual Mobile Device to connect to Internet

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Step 1 In this step, we install Microsoft Device Emulator. The order in which we install the packages is important.

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Step 2 In step2, we will configure a professional image to connect to Internet.

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