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:

  1. Back up all files in the directory:

  2. Add an XML extension to the files in the SoftwareProtectionPlatform folder

  3. Navigate to:

    Computer Management->System Tools->Task Scheduler->Task Scheduler Library->Microsoft->Windows->SoftwareProtectionPlatform
  4. Right-click on each task and select Delete

  5. 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.

  6. Navigate to Computer Management→Services and Applications→Services and restart the Software Protection service

  7. Check the Event Viewer to verify that the errors have stopped

  8. Delete the XML files in the "SoftwareProtectionPlatform" folder

Last Update: 08 de marzo de 2021