Scheduled task in Windows restarts unexpectedly after computer restarts

Applies to: Windows 8.1Windows 8.1 EnterpriseWindows 8.1 Pro

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You configure a scheduled task on a Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer.
  • The Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed setting of the task is selected.
  • The task starts as scheduled.
  • You restart the computer immediately.
In this scenario, the task starts again after several minutes.

Cause


This issue occurs because the task state information is not loaded after the restart.

Resolution


Update information

To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2911106. For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2911106 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: January 2014

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates