Z-Cron - Windows Task Scheduler Alternative

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Z-Cron is a Scheduler - Task Planner that enables you to carry out tasks on your PC automatically and time-controlled.

Z-Cron is a central control centre for scheduling and automation of software. Beside the launching of applications at defined points in time, Z-Cron also provides numerous tools which help to make the automatic and scheduled system administration much easier.

With Z-Cron scheduler you can start and/or quit programs (*.exe, *.com, *.bat) under Windows 98/2000/2003/XP/NT(SP6) time-triggered similar to the Unix Cron. A scheduler is one of the most powerful services on a computer system. You can use it to launch all kinds of programs at defined times automatically, for example file backup jobs with Z-DBackup during the night and no user has to be logged on for that.

Z-Cron can be loaded and started using the startup function. Status information can be sent using Microsoft messenger service or e-mail (per SMTP).

If you are using Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP or Server 2003, Z-Cron scheduler can also be installed as a system service.

The program does not only start other applications but can also show popup windows with reminder text messages on the screen or shut down the system at a certain time. The embedded commands can be used easily by writing the command name into the input field in the job's setup window.

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The RunAs function allows the scheduled launching of programs with other rights than the current logon rights.

The DYNIPMAIL function monitors your computer's public IP-Address and sends an e-mail if it changes. This allows an uncomplicated administration using the Windows remote console.

All in all Z-Cron is an outstanding tool which is also advantageous to users of the Windows XP "Scheduled tasks". The numerous embedded commands fulfil nearly every need; and if not: By creating a batch file you can replace the missing command in most cases. Batch files are easy to adjust to your needs and very easy to integrate into Z-Cron.

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