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The error message below appears when launching ArcGIS for Windows Mobile for the first time after its installation on a Windows Mobile GPS device that is disconnected from the internet.
"Cannot connect to server. Please enter a valid server and instance name."
The error occurs when the GPS device does not contain a mobile project in the 'My Documents > ArcGIS Mobile' folder directory on either the GPS device's main memory or SD card.
The following steps only apply to the Desktop workflow for creating a mobile project for use in ArcGIS for Windows Mobile. This is only performed once per mobile GPS device used.
If an SD card is used, manually create the 'My Documents' folder.