Ah, ActiveSync 4.5 for my windows mobile seems to become increasingly “annoying”.
The most annoying problem is that when I have my htc touch connected to the PC (for charging and for syncing), ActiveSync will start every 2 minutes (and take about 1 minute to synchronise).
That, in itself is not a problem, but while syncing, my phone is so slow, that its virtually unusable.
Looking at activesync on the PC, I see that the entire “tools” menu is greyed out… so I can’t adjust the sync frequency.
I find a registry setting that will re-enable the Activesync menus… that works well, but even setting the sync frequency to “manual” doesn’t change how often the WM6 phone actually syncs… grrr
and to top it off, navigating through the phones filesystem using windows explorer on the PC stopped working.
If I click on “Mobile Device” under “My Computer”, I get: “critical communications services have failed to start”
Luckily the fix is simple:
From a command prompt: netsh winsock reset catalog
Then restart the PC.