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BUG: Connecting to Emulation Hangs Developer Studio

Article ID: 253995

Article Last Modified on 9/20/2004


  • Microsoft Windows CE Toolkit for Visual C++ 6.0
  • Microsoft Windows CE Toolkit for Visual Basic 6.0

This article was previously published under Q253995


If you try to download or run a remote tool in a Windows CE emulation environment, a remote connection may be initiated; however, it may then stop responding or hang indefinitely.


To use the Windows CE emulation environment, you must have Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networking support. Also, a bug in the emulation TCP/IP transports may require that the workstation TCP/IP be configured for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).


Try one of the following solutions to enable emulation connectivity:

  • If the workstation is using a static IP address, ensure that the address is a valid workstation address (the first and last addresses of a subnet are not valid workstation addresses). Please see your network administrator for more details.
  • Install TCP/IP networking for your operating system and configure for DHCP. If you do not have a DHCP server available, you may not be able to connect with the emulation environment.
  • Delete the following components from the emulator \Windows folder and attempt the connection again:
    • Cemgrc.exe
    • Cetlstub.dll
    • Tcpipc.dll
    • Tlcesrv.dll
    • Tlppp.dll
    • Toolhelp.dll
    • Cemon.exe
    • Cefwcli.exe
    • Cehwcli.exe
    • Cepwcli.exe
    • Ceregcli.exe
    • Cespycli.exe
    • Cezcli.exe

  • Connect your desktop computer to a Windows CE device by using Microsoft Windows CE Services or ActiveSync 3.0, before you try to establish a connection with the emulator.
  • If your system is using Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6 (SP6), install Service Pack 6a.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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