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Mobile Operators can change device configuration by provisioning the device after manufacture. You can configure the device for the first time (bootstrap), or can change configuration settings.

By following these steps, you will know how to:

The following list shows the tasks that you must perform to provision a device.

Step Topic

Determine the settings or changes that you want to make.

Determining Changes To Make to a Device

Create a provisioning XML file.

Creating a Provisioning XML File

Test that the provisioning XML makes the desired changes to a Windows Mobile device similar to the ones that you want to update.


Decide on a method of delivery.

Deciding on a Method of Delivery

If you chose to deliver the XML file by using either a cabinet (.cab) or cabinet provisioning format (.cpf) file, you must do the following:

  • Package the XML file for delivery

  • Sign the cab or .cpf file.

Packaging the XML File for Delivery

Deliver the provisioning XML file to the device.

Typically, the file is installed upon delivery.

Delivering the Provisioning XML File to the Device

Verify that the XML file installed and that the configuration settings were changed.


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