I’ve just migrated a Windows Mobile development environment from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008. If you want to connect your emulator or device to your computer to do development, you will need to install Windows Mobile Device Center. Every time I tried to install Windows Mobile Device Center in my new environment, I received the following Error:
After a bit of research and trial and error, I determined the missing component was “Windows Media Player”. Once I downloaded and installed this through the Desktop Features, I was able to easily download and installed Windows Mobile Device Center.
Also if your emulator can’t connect to the internet with your emulator be sure to click on “Connect Without Setting Up your Device” on WMDC after you connect.
Hope this saves someone a little time!