How can we configure a holiday setting for the JobScheduler?

Question:

We will be setting up jobs to be run everyday. We also need a mechanism to build in a holiday schedule for the entire year that is not lost on a weekend restart. So I need to configure JobScheduler not to run on say 10 specific days in a year. What is the best way to do this?

Answer:

Holidays can be configured at a global level for all jobs and per job. Dates configured at both levels can be persistent - i.e. they are not lost on restart as they are either saved in the scheduler.xml configuration file or the relevant run times can be configured in the editor web interface and stored in a database. Configuring holidays is supported by the graphical JobScheduler Object Editor, JOE. The configuration of holidays is described in detail in the articles:

The following examples illustrate how holidays can be configured at the XML level using any editor.