I’m developing an application for my Windows Phone 7 and today I got an error when I was finally ready to deploy my application on my Phone. I hit deploy and whoa I get an error that “WP7 - Zune software is not launched. Retry after making sure that Zune software is launched.” Sure Zune was opened and connected to my phone alright. It did sync and stuff but still no luck.
Luckily I found about WPConnect.exe found in your “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Phone\v7.1\Tools\WPConnect\x86”
Running this again gave ne the same error but at least with an error code 0x80070422
Now we have a little bit more information so I was able to identify the solution.
Due to my very slow system I’m working on I had disabled all the unused System Services and one of them was “zune windows mobile connectivity service”. This Service is used by Visual Studio to connect to your Windows Phone 7.1/7.5 and restarting it fixed it.
So in short if you get an error stating error code 0x80070422 or “WP7 - Zune software is not launched. Retry after making sure that Zune software is launched.” one of the first thing you should try is to enable and start “zune windows mobile connectivity service”
Will be posting my app to Windows Phone Marketplace very soon.