Configure your windows pc as a Wireless Access Point

I found the interesting post on how to configure your computer to serve as a wireless access point.


1. Open command prompt as administrator
2. netsh wlan show drivers Look for Wifi driver – find ‘Hosted network supported’ – if Yes, then OK
3. netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=your_chosen_ssidkey=8_or_more_character_key
4. netsh wlan start hostednetwork
5. Go to network and sharing center –> Change adapter settings. Right click your internet connected adapter and go to properties. Click the sharing tab. Check the ‘allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection.

Create a shortcut to the command in step 4 preceeded by ‘cmd.exe /c ‘ and stick on the desktop or wherever to make it easier to start the hotspot after rebooting. Remember to change the shortcut properties (advanced) to run as administrator. To stop the hotspot, replace start in step 4 with stop.

Exchange SMTP connectors

Exchange 2007/2010 to 2010 migration  =  Don’t need to create new SMTP connector in Exchange 2010 – Just add Exchange 2010 as source server and after migration remove old server as source.


Exchange 2003 to 2010 migration = Need to create new SMTP connector on Exchange 2010 server.


You will receive the below error when you try to the add the new Exchange 2010 server to the SMTP connector that already exists in Exchange 2003 (In Exchange 2010 EMC). Exchange 2010 doesn’t recognize the 2003 SMTP connector so a new connector has to be created.

Enable Powershell remoting and connect

I’ve had to search around a bit to find all the commands to enable remotely connecting to Server 2012 using powershell.

#To enable remote connections on the server:


#To connect remotely from your workstation

Enter-PSSession -computername Server_Name -Credential administrator

Remember you have to use the server name and not the IP address otherwise it will deny you access.