Is there another way to run nightly python scripts?

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05-13-2019 12:12 PM
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Is there another possible way to run nightly python scripts on Microsoft Server other than Windows Task Scheduler (such as the method available from ESRI below), possibly with SQL Manager and a Batch script? We were running via Task Scheduler, but it stopped working about a month back.

http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/analyze/executing-tools/scheduling-a-python-script-to-run-a...

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It depends on your architecture. Is your server running ArcGIS Server? If so you can publish your processes as a GeoProcessing Tool; and the use another tool to schedule and call the Rest-Endpoint to launch the service.

We are using a batch-manager called JAMS (from MVPSI) that is very powerful for doing a variety of job management tasks. It is pricey but; it addresses a number of business needs.In other places we have schedules that run from FME Server.

There are a number of other tools to do basic job execution (CRON etc) that can meet your needs; you just really need to target which fits you task.