Windows Job Scheduling

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Workload Automation for Windows 

ActiveBatch Workload Automation is tightly integrated with Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler. Organizations can now take a centralized approach to automation within a Windows environment while also extending its functionality and key integrations with non-Windows systems, applications, and technologies.

ActiveBatch enables IT teams to create and automate reliable complex workflows for IT and business processes faster and more reliably. ActiveBatch reduces the need for custom scripting, lowering operational costs and freeing up valuable IT resources.

ActiveBatch leverages the Microsoft Windows Security model offering the option for users to use their current user accounts and groups from day one.

The ActiveBatch Integrated Jobs Library offers templated Job Steps for building application and cross-platform workflows without the need for custom scripting. We’ve created a drag and drop system that helps you quickly automate everything from simple tasks to complex workflows with little startup friction. You can seamlessly create basic tasks, set time based dependencies, batch files, and set event-based alerts and more. It’s an advanced task scheduler that is intuitive and easy to use.

Among the many Windows Job Steps are:

​ActiveBatch's powerful job scheduling capabilities include references, constraints, event triggers, monitoring, alerting and notifications, audits, and much more for the development of powerful and reliable workflows.

ActiveBatch allows developers to seamlessly integrate existing SQL Server jobs, SSIS packages, and stored procedures with, for example,  Windows Task Scheduler, SAP, Informatica PowerCenter, and more as well as other Windows systems with non-Windows based applications, databases and technologies.

ActiveBatch's event-driven automation capabilities remove the need to manually trigger jobs across servers and eliminates the wait time between jobs so that processes run more efficiently and resources are better optimized. This can drastically improve service levels, putting information into the hands of business users faster. Workflows can be triggered based on dynamic events (e.g. files arriving, being deleted or modified, emails with keywords or to specific accounts, MSMQ, web services, etc.) which saves time over the use of traditional date/time job scheduling.

Frequently Asked Questions

ActiveBatch’s Windows Job Scheduling provides an easy-to-use task scheduler functionality so you can automate your IT operations, including file transfer operations. Our platform allows you to schedule batch files, exe, and apps to run when triggered, at a specific time or on a recurring basis, freeing up valuable time for other important tasks. Whether you're working with Windows 10, Windows Server operating system or other products, ActiveBatch can handle your automation needs. See how our scheduling options give you the flexibility to automate your tasks and improve productivity.

Windows job scheduling is often handled through Windows Task Scheduler or custom scripts to schedule basic tasks. Enterprise job schedulers provide additional capabilities such as prebuilt or API connectors, real-time monitoring and alerting, and more, so IT can develop end-to-end processes without the need for custom scripting. See how you can turbocharge your Windows environment.

Yes. For example, ActiveBatch Enterprise Job Scheduling includes direct integrations with Active Directory, Task Scheduler, Microsoft System Center, SQL Server, and more. ActiveBatch’s back-end database supports both Windows 10 SQL Server and Azure SQL Server, while PowerShell scripts can be seamlessly incorporated into end-to-end workflows. See what you can automate with ActiveBatch.

In some cases, yes. For example, ActiveBatch creates and saves logs for all jobs and workflows by default. Logs can be stored remotely or managed by the central ActiveBatch database. Logs are easy to customize to meet your organization’s changing needs. Explore ActiveBatch’s workflow management functionality.

Windows Job Scheduling simplifies the management of automated tasks and ETL workflows through an intuitive task scheduler library and a user-friendly interface. Our solution allows you to easily automate and schedule tasks using a command line or through an easy-to-use interface. In addition, the platform provides powerful orchestration capabilities that allow you to manage complex workflows with ease. Whether you need to schedule a single task or manage multiple, complex workflows, Windows Job Scheduling provides the tools you need to improve efficiency and streamline your operations.

Yes, ActiveBatch supports event-based triggers for dozens of event types, including file events, FTP file events, message queues, database modifications, tweets, and much more. These triggers are built into the Windows task scheduler, so they can be used to build seamless end-to-end processes across Windows and non-Windows systems. Explore ActiveBatch’s event automation capabilities.

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