We have an SDE database on a SQL machine in our MS Server-stack. We would like to run some python/arcpy scripts from this machine as scheduled tasks. We use OS-authentication, and the tasks would be run under a 'Service Account' login. Do we need ArcGIS Desktop installed on that machine in order to call arcpy commands within a script?
Some insight: On this machine there is a Python27 folder at the root level, which has one subfolder: ArcGISx6410.2