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If the provisioning XML file is in a signed .cab or .cpf file, you can put it on a Web site for download. With this method, the file is pulled OTA by the device.

An XML provisioning document may not install on a Windows Mobile device if the .cab file containing the document is not signed. You must use the Microsoft Authenticode tools to sign .cab files. For information about Microsoft Authenticode tools, see the Authenticode documentation under Security in the MSDN library. If the provisioning document will be delivered in a Cab Provisioning Format (.cpf) file, the file must be named _setup.xml.
Security roles can impact the configuration result. For information on role-based access control, see OMA Client Provisioning Security Best Practices.

The following illustration shows a graphical view of how the provisioning XML is pulled to the device by using Internet Explorer Mobile.

To deliver a provisioning XML file for download over Internet Explorer Mobile

  1. Put the .cpf file that contains the provisioning XML file on a Web site from which the user can download the file.

  2. Using Internet Explorer Mobile, the user can browse to the Web site and download the provisioning XML file.

    When the download is complete, the device installs the provisioning .cab file. The device is configured.

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