This installation guide assumes general knowledge about how to install software on computers and mobile devices. The guide will show you how to install IrisBG Mobile synchronizer and IrisBG Mobile for IrisBG version 3.
Before you begin, make sure the following is available:

  1. IrisBG Desktop installed on a computer running Windows XP or later version (32 or 64 bit).
  2. A compatible device for IrisBG mobile.
  3. A latest setup for IrisBG mobile sync.

Note that Windows XP will use "Windows ActiveSync" to communicate with the device, whereas Windows Vista, 7,8 or 10 will use "Windows Mobile Device Centre" for this purpose.

STEP 1 - Preparing for an upgrade

If you are upgrading IrisBG mobile sync, make sure that all the changes on the devices are synchronized before you begin.

STEP 2 - Installing IrisBG mobile synchronizer

IrisBG mobile synchronizer is the software package that will communicate between IrisBG desktop and the mobile device. Depending on your Windows version, you will need to install 3 or 4 prerequisite Microsoft Software Components before you can proceed.

Note that some prerequisite components may already be installed on your computer.

  1. For new installations, install prerequisites for the PC - You will find instructions at the bottom of this page.
  2. Install IrisBG mobile sync by unzipping the file and run “setup.exe”.
    • Some sites do not allow files downloaded from the internet to be executed. If you have such problems, please follow the instruction at the bottom of the page.

STEP 3 - Installing IrisBG mobile and database on the device

  1. Make sure you are logged on to the PC as a user with administrative privileges.
  2. Start IrisBG mobile sync.
  3. Select the "installation" tab.
  4. Make sure the device is connected via the USB cable to the computer.
  5. Select, "Install IrisBG Mobile on device", and click "Start installation".
  6. Follow the instructions.
  7. After successfully having installed the software on the device, select "Install/reset database on the device".
  8. Review "Language sort order" and "Transfer images" options. Be aware that the "Transfer images" = Yes, may slow down synchronizing the device and consume large amount of storage space on the device.
  9. Click start to install the database.

STEP 4 - Transfer garden maps to the device (if applicable)

If you have the IrisBG Mapping module available, you can install your preferred garden maps on the device.

  1. Start the IrisBG mobile sync.
  2. Select the "Transfer garden map to device" tab.
  3. Select map type and zoom level.
  4. Make sure the device is connected via the USB cable to the computer.
  5. Click "Transfer maps to device".

You are now ready to use IrisBG mobile

Installing prerequisites for IrisBG mobile sync

In addition to software components installed by the Mobile Sync installation, you will also need to install "Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center" or "Microsoft Active Sync".

This software is used for data synchronization between the handheld device and your computer.

For Windows 10 computers

Select the appropriate version to install

Windows Mobile Device Centre (WMDC) may not work for newer Windows 10 versions (August 2018 or later) unless you apply the WMDC utility listed below.

For Windows Vista, 7 and Windows 8 computers

Select the appropriate version to install

For Windows XP computers

Please download and install:

Removing "Internet zone" from zip file

When a file is downloaded from the Internet, an alternative data stream gets added to the file. This includes ZIP contents that get marked as coming from the Internet zone.

If your site is restricting you from executing the content from the zip file, you must run “streams –d” to remove the zoning.

Streams.exe can be downloaded from this link:

Last Updated 27 Jun 2019
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