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64-bit Background Processing doesn't work (error 001143)

Question asked by akstum on Aug 11, 2016

I would like to take advantage of the 64-bit background processing within the ArcMap, but whenever I enable Background Geoprocessing I receive the "Error 001143: Background server threw an exception".

I have successfully setup 64-bit Anaconda and I can access 64-bit ArcPy module from Spyder. I have also setup a pythonstartup variable to allow use of the Python console from within ArcMap/Catalog and it correctly accesses the 32-bit ArcPy modules.

I suspect that the RuntimeLocalServer isn't being called, as when I open a tool from ArcToolbox I do not ever see the RuntimeLocalServer show within the Windows Task Manager:Applications.

I am using ArcMap 10.4 on a Windows 7 machine.

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