Restart in 100 years: Successfully scheduled Software Protection service for re-start at 2122-01-31T12:48:08Z. Reason: RulesEngine.

Joel Shprentz 16 Reputation points
2022-02-24T13:51:47.43+00:00

The Windows application log shows a few dozen messages like this each day:

Successfully scheduled Software Protection service for re-start at 2122-01-31T12:48:08Z. Reason: RulesEngine.

What is the purpose of scheduling a restart in 2122, nearly 100 years from today, 2022-02-24?

Example Log Event

The year 2122 appears on lines 11 and 31.

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP
Date:          2/24/2022 7:48:08 AM
Event ID:      16384
Task Category: None
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Joels-Dell-XPS-8940
Description:
Successfully scheduled Software Protection service for re-start at 2122-01-31T12:48:08Z. Reason: RulesEngine.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP" Guid="{E23B33B0-C8C9-472C-A5F9-F2BDFEA0F156}" EventSourceName="Software Protection Platform Service" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="16384">16384</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>4</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2022-02-24T12:48:08.7141596Z" />
    <EventRecordID>123645</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>Joels-Dell-XPS-8940</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>2122-01-31T12:48:08Z</Data>
    <Data>RulesEngine</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

Windows Information

Edition Windows 10 Pro
Version 20H2
Installed on 12/‎14/‎2020
OS build 19042.1526
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4170.0

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  1. Limitless Technology 44,096 Reputation points
    2022-03-03T11:57:22.767+00:00

    Hello @Joel Shprentz

    This might occur if the Software Protection service is disabled on your device.

    Go to Computer Management->Services and Applications->Services and restart the Software Protection service

    This service enables the download, installation and enforcement of digital licenses for Windows and Windows applications. If the service is disabled, the operating system and licensed applications may run in a notification mode. It is strongly recommended not to disable the Software Protection service.

    The issue might also occur if one or more of the following conditions are true:

    -The Task Scheduler service is disabled.
    -The Software Protection Platform service isn't running under the NETWORK SERVICE account.

    Hope this resolves your Query!!

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