Kerberos cannot resolve netapi32.dll in CE5.0 after QFE updates

If you install the recent CE 5.0 QFE’s AND try to build Kerberos.dll, you will run into a bug that unfortunately was introduced in this QFE.  Check out customer thread alerting us to it here. Short summary is that customer is seeing: “Warning: Unable to do imports from kerberos.dll to NETAPI32.dll – will late bind”…

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Old Man Spaith is out of ideas

I just checked out the blog and realized it’s been ~1.5 months since the last post, which is lame.  I have a dilemna since I’ve run out of tricks/advice that I think are useful, for now at least.  I can either write nothing or do something random, like put up a picture of my dog, Daisy. …

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Problems building svsutil.hxx in Windows Mobile SDK

If you try to build svsutil.hxx on certain versions of the Windows Mobile SDK, you may run into build errors.  I know it’s on WM5 SDK at a minimum, I don’t know about WM6 SDK.  The error you’ll see will complain about the methods int operator==(int iBit) and int operator==(SVSBitField &bf) in the class SVSBitField…

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The History of the DCOM Remoting Addon Pack

I recently wrote about the recent DCOM Remoting Addon pack being available. Since I’m running out of things to write about, I’ll explain the geeky details of how the DCOM addon pack came to be.  This post is for the very bored only or those who are intrigued by the Windows CE Build Process.  There…

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DCOM Remoting on Windows CE 6.0

As I wrote here, in Windows CE 6.0 we removed DCOM remoting – that is the ability to create and host COM objects across a network.  We did this due to security.  Our DCOM is built on NT4 vintage code and there was no way we could patch up our implementation to meet security requirements. …

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UTF-8 in ASP pages on Windows CE

My “stuff to blog about” well has pretty much run dry, as anyone who follows this blog knows.  Fortunately there’s always a customer running into something that I’ve never thought about something to inspire me.  Bad for the poor customer hitting the issue, but good for the rest of us. A customer wasn’t able to…

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GPSID: Problem & workaround on recent WM6 release

BackgroundA number of customers on a recent WM6 versions have run into a problem where GPSGetPosition returns ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER always, even on apps that worked fine in the past.  The newsgroup thread is here. The device I’ve reproed and tested on was an HTC P3300, but based on newsgroup thread I think other devices may have…

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How to drop a (Microsoft Generated) debug DLL into a Windows CE device?

Sometimes on the newsgroups I tell an OEM that’s having problems with some component to “Drop DEBUG DLL foo into the release directory and turn on full DEBUGOUT and get me the output.”  Most Windows CE components have pretty good debug-time logging so a lot of times a customer can see the exact cause of…

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time.h for WinCE at OpenNetCF

Windows CE does not support the time.h structures, as I blog about here.  Fortunately Chris Tacke at OpenNETCF has created a free library to do this, which is available here, in order to make porting easier to CE.  (If you’re not porting code you should be using the Win32 time functions, which WinCE does support.)…

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MEDC 2007 and Location Talk

MEDC is the Mobile and Embedded DevCon.  The US version will by May 1-3 this year in Las Vegas.  I thought about trying to sell it some in this blog, but the official site does a much better job.  I went to one of these back in ’04 (it had a different name then).  I got…

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