Where can I download a standalone Windows Mobile 5 device emulator?

Article:HOWTO3855  |  Created: 2006-06-14  |  Updated: 2007-10-02  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO3855
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Where can I download a standalone Windows Mobile 5 device emulator?

Emulators for Windows Mobile have been available for many years; however, they've always required that you run Visual Studio or Windows Mobile/CE software development kits (SDKs). Microsoft has released a
standalone emulator that you can download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C62D54A5-183A-4A1E-A7E2-CC500ED1F19A&displaylang=en. The emulator is useful for mobile testing without needing all the previous supporting requirements. You also need the Virtual Machine Network Driver, which lets the mobile device connect to your network. You can download the driver from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/thankyou.aspx?familyId=dc8332d6-565f-4a57-be8c-1d4718d3af65&displayLang=en&oRef=http%3a%2f%2fwww.microsoft.com%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyId%3dC62D54A5-183A-4A1E-A7E2-CC500ED1F19A%26displaylang%3den

You'll download two files. Extract V1Emulator.zip and execute the standalone_emulator_V1.exe file. Then execute the downloaded efp.msi and follow the onscreen directions. After you install both files, you'll see a new program group called "Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 MSFP Emulator Images" that contains a number of different images. For example, the PocketPC images provide a full Mobile 5 experience, and with the Virtual Machine Network Driver installed, it will access the Internet via your computer's network card, allowing Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Outlook client to function.

 This is a great tool for testing your mobile device compatibility and documenting screen captures.

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