5 ActiveSync Introduced Software that connects Windows Mobile Devices to PCs (normally local).ActiveSync runs as a Windows Service.Constantly “listening” for a Mobile Device connecting through USB connection.Standard software on local workstations that need to connect to Mobile Devices to transfer data.Devices that run any form of Windows Mobile use ActiveSync (Newer Trimble, IPAQ, etc)
8 Choose Not Configured for Client Device Com Ports.
9 Enable COM Port Mapping at the ICA-TCP Properties Under Terminal Services Configuration and then ICA-TCP Properties uncheck Com port mapping to enable
10 Screen Grabs of the Process Open up Citrix as normal and choose ActiveSync.Click Explore to open up Windows Explorer.
11 Access Mobile Device and Citrix Drives Copy and Paste routine to move data.
12 What Works…. What Doesn’t Any device running:Windows MobilePocket PCWin CE .NETTrimble post-2001Devices running:ArcPadTerrasyncMust run ActiveSyncConnect via USBOlder Trimble devicesGeo 2Geo 3Pro XRNon-ActiveSync unitsNon-USB Trimble unitsGarmin – Have had no success with DNR GarminCitrix CompatibleNot Citrix Compatible
13 …Many Interrelated Software Pieces Will the Mobile GIS software work together in a centralized environment???
14 Question: Will various software pieces work together seamlessly in Citrix?
15 Types of Mobile GIS Workflows ArcPad (a)ActiveSyncArcMap/GPS AnalystArcPad (b)Pathfinder OfficeArcMapTerrasyncGarminDNR GarminDNR Garmin
16 Tested:Created ActiveSync Partnership with local PC-Citrix-Mobile DeviceCopied data to/from Mobile Device via CitrixUsed PFO Data Transfer Mobile Device to CitrixChecked In ArcPad Data to CitrixDifferentially corrected GPS dataUploaded Garmin data to Citrix using DNR GarminWorkedWorked*Worked**Failed*Copied slowly, many users may affect future performance**USB Devices only
19 The Good: GPS Analyst ArcMap/GPS Analyst has worked really well. GPS Analyst Toolbox had to be manually overwritten with updated version to get AXF Tools properly added in.
20 The Bad: DNR Garmin DNR Garmin software installed locally User copies the .shp up to Citrix after download to local PCNo direct interaction between Citrix ArcMap & DNR Garmin extensionAdds complexity to Garmin work flow
21 The Ugly: Pathfinder Office Antiquated software designed prior to Windows 2000.Registry Key and Permissions Intensive.Issues with Windows Installer for many users.Time Zone has not been reading correctly (C:\WINDOWS\TIMEZONE.ini).
22 Non- USB Trimble Units Data Transfer Utility installed locally User transfers files to local PCCopies them to CitrixNot an elegant solutionAdds complexity
23 Question: Will various software pieces work together seamlessly in Citrix?
24 Yes… only if all applications are running on same Citrix box Answer:Yes… only if all applications are running on same Citrix box
25 More Specifically….ActiveSync and GPS Pathfinder Office must be on same Citrix Box.Data Transfer Utility depends on this.BLM SDE2Mobile Toolbar for GeoBOB requires this.Bottom LineAnytime you are using software that uses ActiveSync for data transfer you need that software to run on the same box as the ActiveSync that is connected to your Mobile Device.
27 ActiveSync Tip: Disable Synchronization(Does not work on BLM System) HKEY_LOCAL_Machine>SOFTWARE>MICROSOFT>WINDOWS CE SERVICES>GUESTONLY
28 Other Things to Consider No elegant solution to ensure all Mobile GIS apps will run on same box when user needs multiple apps to work togetherPathfinder Office settings need to be standardized for all usersServing up Mobile Base Data to devicesGPS data file structure on Citrix
29 Questions? Remember Information is a click away. ArcPad Tools and Utilities
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