Disaster Recovery - 'Software Protection' Error
After performing a Disaster Recovery of a Windows system you may see the following Windows event viewer errors in the application log:
"Failed to schedule Software Protection service for re-start at 2116-06-30T14:18:33Z. Error Code: 0x80070005."
To fix the issue you can do the following:
Back up all files in the directory:
Add an XML extension to the files in the SoftwareProtectionPlatform folder
Computer Management->System Tools->Task Scheduler->Task Scheduler Library->Microsoft->Windows->SoftwareProtectionPlatform
Right-click on each task and select Delete
Right-click on "SoftwareProtectionPlatform", Import Task, and import each of the files that you renamed. Don’t worry if they don’t appear in the Task List.
Navigate to Computer Management→Services and Applications→Services and restart the Software Protection service
Check the Event Viewer to verify that the errors have stopped
Delete the XML files in the "SoftwareProtectionPlatform" folder
Last Update: March 8, 2021