arcpy.mapping on server

Discussion created by dstubbins on Feb 5, 2010
Latest reply on Jul 21, 2010 by mkoneya
This is really a question about best practice.

All the help documentation talks about using the mapping module to automate desktop type activities. Is it feasible to use these functions in a script tool that is published as a server task. For example to generate a high quality pdf map from a web mapping application?

Is the mapping module deployed with a server only install (i.e. no ArcGIS desktop), and on non windows platforms?

Is a concurrent usage scenario on server something that is supported?