A scheduling service (a.k.a. task scheduler) is an important constituent of a system for the
automatic execution of recurring tasks. Z-Cron is a scheduler which you can use to run jobs/tasks on your PC time-controlled with a schedule. Z-Cron is a central coordination point for the scheduling and automation of software. In addition to the time-controlled start of applications, the program contains numerous tools which help to ease the automatical and scheduled system administration.
With Z-Cron scheduler you can start and/or quit programs (*.exe, *.com, *.bat) under Windows 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 for backup jobs with Z-DATdump during the night, and no user has to be logged on for that.
Z-Cron can be configured to automatically run at Windows startup. Status information can be sent using Microsoft messenger service or e-mail (per SMTP).
If you are using Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 or Server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011 or 2012, Z-Cron scheduler can also be installed as a system service.