JSI Tip 10289. The ActiveSync process does not start when you try to connect a device that is running Windows Mobile 5.0 software for Pocket PCs to a computer that is running Windows XP with Service Pack 2?
Windows IT Pro
Sun, 03/19/2006 - 11:00pm
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article
911423 Describes the behavior that sync activity does not start when you connect a Windows Mobile-based device to a Windows XP SP2-based computer.