Well that was easy…

On July 30, 2007, in mobility, by


Well that was easy.  I literally connected the Treo 750 to “my” computer, ran through the “connect to exchange activesync” wizard, stuck the two certs (I have ISA) on the device that I have parked on my computer and voila.

The easiest way to get a cert off your system and on to a device is to go into IE and find the two certificates, both in your trusted root certificate store in IE and export them anywhere.  Then put the cable with the device, go into explore …..

Once the device is attached, go into Explore and find a folder location that you can remember to find on the device.

Dump the cert files into this folder location


Now take the device and typically it’s a matter of tapping enter on the cert to “install” it on the device.  The 750 didn’t need any hacking or unlocking or anything to get it to accept the self signed cert.  Heck it didn’t even mind being temporarily activesync’d to a totally different workstation.

Now to figure out if we can do Comcast email “and” hotmail email “and” Outlook Exchange all at the same time….. 


2 Responses to Well that was easy…

  1. Bill says:

    In some cases you may need to run a program to install your certs if you’re on Verizon or Sprint’s network. You can grab either program from this MS KB article, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841060. Don’t let the reference to Windows Mobile 2003 throw you. I’ve successfully used this on Windows Mobile 5 devices as well. I haven’t tried it on a WM6 device yet though.

    I carry 3 difference SD cards (micro, mini, and SD) in my bag with both of these programs on them as well as the certs for all my client sites. That way I can quickly reload a phone for them and show them the value of keeping an SD card for their phone handy in the event they have to do a hard reset.

  2. Chris Knight says:

    Some network operators like to lock down installation of certificates, which requires a “special” unlock utility or certificate installer utility. This is either supplied by the network operator or by the handset manufacturer.
    Complaining loudly to the help desks of both of these organisations can help resolve the issue.
    The other approach is to go and get a digital certificate from a Trusted Root Authority that is already recognised by the handset.