System Scheduler enables you to schedule the running of batch files, applications, and scripts. It is a viable alternative to the Windows Task Manager but has zero dependencies on it.
You can set up specific times to launch various programs which will allow you the freedom to schedule unattended overnight/weekend program runs, and create popups for essential tasks with audible alarms. Accomplish all this within a user-friendly UI which makes set up of your desired actions easy.
Window Watcher is another useful tool included with System Scheduler; it will continuously check for the existence of a particular window and transmit key presses or send that window a close command which will terminate running applications. This function can be useful for triggering distinct actions or unattended error message handling.
The free version of System Scheduler is fully functioning with no embedded advertising or other software. Includes basic functions to run an application, popup reminders and send keypresses. The Pro version is $30.00 and further includes:
Runs as a system Service (run jobs while logged off)
Send Email Notifications on task run or failure
Detect Application Exit Code Errors
Process Watcher, File Watcher and Service Watcher Events
Shutdown/Reboot local and REMOTE computers
Auto Logoff Computer
Auto Lock Console
Run Programs/Tasks on Logon and Logoff/Shutdown
Schedule Missed Events to run on Startup/Logon
Wake Up Local (Standby/Hibernate) and Remote Computers (Wake On LAN)
Run Sequence of Events, with timed delays
Extra Scheduling Options such as 'On Idle', 'On Cease Idle', 'On Wakeup'
Advanced credentials control using 'Run As...'
Terminal Services/Remote Desktop support
On Windows Vista/7 and higher can automatically use highest credentials