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Windows Mobile 6.1 Configuration Guide for Oxford Nexus


1. General Instructions

You will need to know your Oxford username (typically four letters and four numbers, e.g. pemb0471) and password before starting.

If you are have a lot of data (email, contacts, etc) to synchronise then you are advised to do the initial synchronisation via a wireless connection if possible; it will be faster and less likely to lose the connection during synchronisation.

Please note: you can only configure your Windows Mobile device to connect to one Exchange account at any one time, so if you already have an Exchange account configured then you will not be able to add your Nexus account until/unless you delete the pairing to the existing Exchange account. (See below for how to delete a pairing.)

  1. Run ActiveSync from the [Start] Menu and follow the 'set up your device' link.

    Figure win61-images/startmenu.png [Start Menu showing ActiveSync]

    Figure win61-images/activesync.png [ActiveSync screen showing setup link.]

  2. Enter your email address. Do not tick 'Attempt to detect Exchange Server Settings automatically', it will not work.

    Figure win61-images/addemail.png ['Enter your email address' screen with auto-detect unselected.]

  3. Enter your Oxford username in the format, e.g. if your username is pemb0471 you would enter Leave the Domain field blank. If you want to allow automatic updating and syncing, enter your password in the Password field and tick the 'Save password' box below.

    Please note is NOT your email address, it is only used by the auto-discovery system to find an account.

    Figure win61-images/username.png [Username screen with 'Save password' ticked.]

  4. In the Server address field, enter Tick the box marked 'This server requires an encrypted (SSL) connection'.

    Figure win61-images/server.png ['Edit Server Settings' screen with entered and SSL option selected.]

  5. Choose the data you want to synchronise:

    Figure win61-images/syncsettings.png [Second 'Edit Server Settings' screen with all data selected for synchronisation.]

  6. Adjust synchronisation settings to suit your needs. You can choose how many days/weeks of past email and calendar items you want to synchronise, and you can choose to exclude large emails and/or attachments (this will speed up synchronisation and keep data transfer costs down).

    Figure win61-images/emailsync.png [Email synchronisation settings page.]

    Figure win61-images/calsync.png [Calendar synchronisation settings page.]

  7. Once you have set all these options, synchronisation will begin. If you have a lot of data, it may take some time.

    Figure win61-images/syncing.png [Synchronisation in progress.]

2. Synchronisation options

3. Deleting an existing pairing

If you are already synced with another Exchange server you'll need to delete that pairing first before you can pair with Nexus. This will remove all items that are synced with that server.

  1. Sync your account with the server before deleting the pairing.
  2. Use Outlook to export the other Exchange server's folders to a PST (Personal STore) file.
  3. Delete the pairing in ActiveSync from [Menu > Options > Delete].

    Figure win61-images/deletepairing.png [Options page showing 'delete' button.]

  4. Swap Outlook to point to Nexus.
  5. You can then (if you wish) import the PST from the other account.