geolocation: how to activate location on a device with Windows 10 with Store Blocked

I have a Windows 10 developer VM in Azure with MS Store blocked by GPO. So, there is no Maps application. I have the location service activated in the Configuration and Geolocation service running in service.msc. An application I am trying to use still appears with a message that the GPS service has failed.

What can I do to simulate a fake location? I checked it online, but most of the solutions are to install applications from the Store, I can't do it because the Store is inaccessible.

I also tested fake GPS applications such as GPS links and I cannot use the JulianKay application that requires the machine to run in Test mode.

55 instances of Windows host process (Rundll32) running

I am running Windows 10, and for a while now I have noticed an excessively high amount of Rundll32 running in the background. It seems strange to me that there are 55 of these instances running at the same time. I ran a malware scan, but nothing appears.

Windows 10 CTD Start Menu

I can open my start menu very well, but if I don't select something within 5 seconds or if I write a search query, it freezes immediately for 3 seconds and basically does a CTD.

Is there any way to fix this?

windows – the PC keeps waking up – ACPI activation alarms refuse to be disabled

Good Morning.

Every night my Windows 10 PC is activated and therefore wakes me up, at least once. The Event Viewer shows the Activation Source as "Device – ACPI Activation Alarm". This despite my best efforts to disable ACPI activation alarms and the fact that I cannot find any active alarms.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Steps taken:

  • In Power Management, I have set the activation timers to "Disable"
  • In Security and Maintenance, I have made sure that "Wake computer" is unchecked.
  • In the Task Scheduler, I took possession of the relevant tasks of UpdateOrchestrator and unchecked "Wake computer".
  • I have used the Task Scheduler View to verify that there are no tasks with "Activate to execute" marked.
  • The execution of "powercfg / waketimers" does not show active waketimers.
  • Running "Get-ScheduledTask | where {$ _. Settings.waketorun}" in Powershell shows two tasks, both in "Disabled" status.
  • The execution of "powercfg / devicequery wake_armed" shows only the mouse and keyboard.
  • I have even reinstalled Windows, in case something strange happened with the previous installation.

I have referred to the following sources, but after trying all the suggestions, I am no closer to a solution.

boot – Os-prober can't find windows

I recently got a new 15 inch 2019 razer blade and I have been running dual boot Manjaro / Windows10 for more than a month. The 2 systems are installed in their own units. So far I had no problem until I decided to switch from Manjaro to Ubuntu. Now my bootloader no longer "sees" Windows, but I can access the file system from Ubuntu and see that everything is still there and intact. I tried os-prober and updating grub but it did nothing. I also noticed that when I open that drive in gparted, I receive a red exclamation mark next to the Windows boot partition.

GParted error line image

Image of error information in GParted

I really don't know how to get it back from there, help please!

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How to change the name of the sender in the OpenIDConnect discovery document in Windows Server 2016 ADFS

I have configured ADFS in Windows Server 2016 and the discovery document looks like this: https://ad.nexgen.am/adfs/.well-known/openid-configuration

You can see that the issuer name is in uppercase "AD", which is causing my OpenId client to throw an error: the issuer name does not match the authority.

It seems that the issuer name is case sensitive as mentioned here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/43626944/getting-discoveryclient-fails-with-issuer-name-does-not-match-authority

For some reason, the OIDC Client does not seem to like the authority url in uppercase and I have the feeling that it is being converted to lowercase. Everything works fine if I tell the OIDC Client not to validate the name of the issuer, but it seems like a trick.

I tried changing the properties of the ADFS service from the user interface and configured the "Federation Service Name" and the "Federation Service Identifier" that does not appear to update the Issuer in the discovery document.

I understand that the name of the computer is capitalized, so this is happening, but I really don't want to go there, since it is a domain controller and I have read horror stories about how to change the name of a domain controller.

Any other suggestions?