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PS C:\> taskkill /F /IM python.exe
SUCCESS: The process "python.exe" with PID 14896 has been terminated.
PS C:\> python
Python 2.7.8 (default, Jun 30 2014, 16:08:48) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import arcserver
>>> import arcpy
>>> arcpy.ProductInfo()
u'ArcEditor'

Not sure what's up here. I've had ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Desktop installed simultaneously on my machine for a long time (10.1.1, 10.2.2, and now 10.3.1). The above always worked fine to make sure arcpy scripts were using the ArcGIS Server license instead of grabbing a desktop license. After upgrading both to 10.3.1, arcpy seems to completely ignore the server license and always look for a Desktop license.


Edited to show that no other module or process had already imported arcpy.

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  • Are you sure that arcpy isn't getting imported before hand, perhaps in another module that's imported? Sep 16, 2015 at 19:20
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    @EvilGenius Absolutely certain. See edit.
    – Josh Werts
    Sep 16, 2015 at 19:25
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    Possibly related geonet.esri.com/thread/119004
    – user2856
    Sep 16, 2015 at 22:12
  • @Luke - I think you may be right. Looks like another esri bug where the only fix may be to wait until the next release. Typical. Still leaving question open for now....
    – Josh Werts
    Sep 18, 2015 at 17:07

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I found an easy fix to this issue.

  1. Uninstall 64-bit Background Geoprocessing for ArcMap
  2. From python command line: import arcserver (This seems to setup several things on first run).
  3. Re-install 64-bit Background Geoprocessing for ArcMap.

Everything works properly now.

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Try the CheckProduct function to see what the return value is for arcserver:

arcpy.CheckProduct("arcserver") 

If you did an upgrade, I've had strange issues pop up and had to do an uninstall/fresh install to resolve them.

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  • arcpy.CheckProduct('arcserver') u'Available' Seems to find it just fine - just won't pull the license. Really trying to avoid uninstall/reinstall.
    – Josh Werts
    Sep 16, 2015 at 21:52

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