Services.exe white paper on Windows CE

I started this blog initially because I had written a white paper about services.exe that had never seen the light of day, being lost in docs world limbo.  Just when I was about to post the white paper here, the docs team put some people on it.  We’ve got it cleaned up extensively and posted…

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LSP Installation on CE.

[Last Edited on 12/7/2004] The target audience for this post is LSP developers who are looking to install their LSP. Developers with experience with desktop LSP installation will also find this very useful. This post also explains LSP installation differences between CE and XP, and explains how to install an LSP on CE. Note this…

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Let’s get started – starting up applications on Windows CE at boot time

Let’s get started – starting up applications on Windows CE at boot time I’ve seen tons of questions on the newsgroups asked about how to startup apps at system init time on Windows CE.  I hope to answer %99 of them once and for all.  There’s a ton of options for startup, with different tradeoffs…

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Layered Service Providers (LSPs) on Windows CE

One of the difficulties I have supporting the LSP developer community is the amount of time between me implementing a change, and having LSP developers become aware of it. Often, the time delta is such that I can’t incorporate developer feedback till the next version of CE.   To help mitigate this issue I’d like…

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About Igor…

My name is Igor Dvorkin. I’ve been with Window CE since 2002. I spend my time working on security and networking. Some of my interests on the security side are smartcards, local authentication, cryptography and penetration testing. On the networking side, I spend my time working with Layered Service Providers (LSPs) and desktop pass through…

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MSMQ on the PocketPC

I was asked last week to say a few words about MSMQ on PocketPC’s, and especially MSMQ over HTTP.  I’m happy I got the request.  I’ve been struggling to come up with *good* stuff to blog about.  Emphasis on good stuff.  I’m not quite enough of a loser to do the “what I had for…

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Web Server Tools and Samples on Windows CE

I get asked enough about various Web Server based technologies on CE that it’s time I try and answer the most common ones here.  You can tell it’s been a while since I’ve posted since I’m more verbose than usual. ***************************************************I – WHY DO WE CARE ABOUT A WEB SERVER ON CE?***************************************************First off, why do you…

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The poor man’s wininet

Windows CE since CE 2.12 has had Wininet.dll ported from the desktop.  It’s cool since it’s pretty nearly the same as what you get on Windows XP and lets us have stuff like Internet Explorer.  It’s not cool for headless devices, where it won’t run and would chew up a lot of ROM+RAM even if it…

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How do I know what components are in my CE image?

Since Windows CE is so componentized, it’s possible that the CE image that you’re using doesn’t have the component that you’re looking for.  This is even more complicated on CE because one DLL may be built from various optional components.  An example is MSXML.  I can see that I have some MSXML support by seeing…

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Getting Network Captures on Windows CE

A few weeks ago I wrote about the telnet server, which is a very useful utility.  Now I’ll talk about another handy debugging tool that is shipped in Platform Builder that you may not know about — netlog. Netlog is a packet sniffer, a la the Netmon utility on the desktop.  In fact the format…

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