Microsoft ActiveSync

Microsoft ActiveSync

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 151 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5
  • Total Downloads:
    3,041,705
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 23, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    300
  • Platform:
    Windows

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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 96 votes

    • 5 star 15
    • 4 star 28
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 28
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 151 votes

    • 5 star 34
    • 4 star 40
    • 3 star 22
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 42
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2 stars

"Disappointed-won't work with older phone & Win8.1 PC"

July 18, 2014  |  By babgmul

 |  Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

Pros

Love this product. Had no problems for YEARS with my Win7 & previous PC platforms syncing with older Verizon Qualcomm Smartphone.

Cons

Upgraded PC to Win 8.1 and CANNOT sync smartphone using ActiveSync. There is not even a version of ActiveSync for the 8.1 platform.

Summary

Don't like the Cloud for storing some sensitive information, so haven't upgraded my phone yet & prefer ActiveSync directly with my PC. Wish it worked on 8.1.
Not sure if there's a work-around way to sync my Outlook calendar & contacts (especially) with my new PC. FRUSTRATED!!! Luckily I still have my older PC and luckily I save my Outlook files on an external drive so that I can unplug from the new machine & plug into the older machine, so at least I can sync my Outlook at least once a week (whereas I used to sync it CONSTANTLY!) If there's a workaround for the my Dell 8.1 machine, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!! Thanks.

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3 stars

"Ok for old phones"

July 31, 2013  |  By Plaff

 |  Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

Pros

- No other solution for XP and Windows phones pre-Windows 8
- Works well for me

Cons

- Doesn't sync non-default folders

Summary

This product is a bit dated, so it's hard to give a rating that will reflect the situation. It either works for your situation (old OS, phone) and is great, because nothing else will work, or it sucks because it won't work for you at all.

For the best summary of its capabilities, you should check out the Wikipedia article on it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActiveSync. That's about the best documentation you're going to find on a product in its sunset years like this.

To get around the non-default folders issue you can use a third-party solution like Add2Outlook, which will sync non-default folder contents into a default folder where you can pick it up with ActiveSync. Not the handiest solution, but even Exchange 2013 lacks a solid folder sync option. You'd think Microsoft would have solved these issues by now, but no. Add2Outlook is at http://www.diditbetter.com/add2outlook.aspx.

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1 stars

"Doesn't Work with Windows Vista or Later!"

May 04, 2013  |  By 1PunchKO

 |  Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

Pros

Looked good at first, but only if you use a OS older than Vista

Cons

It won't work on systems that use Vista or newer

Summary

Who doesn't use atleast Vista by now? Vista, Windows8, etc all not supported by Microsoft? Upon installing you will get a message that says to go to Windows Mobile Media for another solution. Hope this helps!

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2 stars

"Does not work with SP to Win 8 Phone"

April 21, 2013  |  By BlueOn2

 |  Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

Pros

If it works with your system, it offers to make a quick and simple way of keeping your PC/Laptop and phone in sync. If it works

Cons

Could not get it to sync my PC running XP and a Win 8 Phone.

Summary

Does not appears to work with some set-ups

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5 stars

"The best sync program I have used so far."

January 15, 2012  |  By whitejuneau

 |  Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

Pros

Easy to install. The program gives easy to understand opening window that allows you to sync in either direction between cell and pc. It also gives me the option to sync with either internal or external memory. Tranfer rate is quick and easy to locate.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Of the three different sync programs I have used over the last eight years this one is the best. I do not have to search for the memory area in the cell to add or remove information. Every thing is right in front of me when I open the program.

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5 stars

"It appears to do what it's supposed to."

November 03, 2011  |  By tecter100

 |  Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

Pros

Sychs my HP Jornado just fine.

Cons

None at this time.

Summary

The program works just fine, but isn't it SAD that I had to buy a 12 y/o pocket PC, because my $350.00 2011 tablet, does not have an address book and I cannot seem to locate such a rudimentary application for that purpose.

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2 stars

"Weak and disappointing"

October 29, 2011  |  By jurassien65

 |  Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

Pros

Sometime allow a sync

Cons

Most of the time cannot connect, and even after reboots problem persists. Not compatible with Avira Antivirus....difficult to parametrize at least!

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2 stars

"Too unpredictable for professional use."

August 15, 2011  |  By The-Thought

 |  Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

Pros

Works well, when it works.

Cons

Incredible unreliable program.

Summary

Sometimes (sometimes!) works in an instant. However, most of the time it takes hours to connect suddenly to the desktop pc. Can waist valuable unproductive time, when trying to synchronize fast during the day.
I tried many firewall configurations, yet, this annoying, but essential program seems to have a will of its own.
Thus, i recommend to use this at the end of the working day. If lucky, it gets the job done.

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2 stars

"Work around"

August 10, 2011  |  By jrbdab

 |  Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

Pros

Works well, when it works

Cons

Hangs up, takes 50% of CPU,

Summary

starts multiple killnt.exe.... go to task manager and kill them all , it will restart them but, just keep killing them till its not running at all. also keep connections disabled except while actually in use, or it won't release the port its used

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1 stars

"NOT working ???"

June 23, 2011  |  By mattfromabove

 |  Version: Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5

Pros

no pro as it is NOT working

Cons

everything AGAINST - Microsoft is a ****** company that releases software that is not compatible with their own products

Summary

I got cellular with windows I got PC with windows i got active Sync - pity it is not doing ANYTHING apart cousing 'dangerous/serious' damage to system (blue screen- closure, etc). Now tell me - in what way an ordinary consumer, who has no doctorate in informatics can deal with microsoft products? Their help and checking for problems is useless. APART this problem with ActiveSync, I found something really 'FUNNY' - my NEW notebook with XP is NOT transmitting problems to Microsoft (of course some BUG), I'm NOT able to register windows, the operating system has inside Bluetoothe support (I used it on my old PC), but it is partially BLOCKED on the notebook, so i'm not able to use microsoft software but the third party.... REALLY the leading company of the XXIst century.... WHY this company still exists???

Updated on Jun 23, 2011

SIMPLY NO COMMENT.... any attempt to send ANY problem status (automatic) to microsoft....


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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.5
Version 4.5 improves issues related to setup, partnerships, and connectivity with the PC and Microsoft Exchange.
General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date July 23, 2007
Date Added July 23, 2007
Version 4.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.52MB
File Name setup.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,041,705
Downloads Last Week 300
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License Model Free
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Price Free
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