Native Scheduler Showdown – Breaking Down Automation in Task Scheduler, SQL Agent and Cron

Let’s face it. Scheduling batch jobs with native batch automation tools isn’t easy, or flexible. Whether you’re wrestling with the complex format of cron, or dealing with the limited features in Windows Task Scheduler or SQL Agent, it is never as easy as 1-2-3. Let’s break down some real-world examples of scheduling batch jobs with


Windows Task Scheduler Alternative: How JAMS Takes Job Scheduling to the Next Level

Windows Task Scheduler from Microsoft is a native scheduling tool that enables users to automate basic tasks. Using Windows job scheduling offers limited automation capabilities and is included with multiple Microsoft operating systems like Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2019. The Task Scheduler can schedule simple tasks to run using event


6 Job Scheduling Tactics for Windows Server Sprawl

Companies run many of their mission-critical processes on a growing array of Windows servers these days. Instead of automating nightly batch streams on a mainframe, data centers are running processes on multiple Windows servers using built-in schedulers like the Windows Task Scheduler applet or Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. Simple schedulers like Windows task scheduler work well on individual