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Is it possible to extend the valid range to the DOS shutdown command in Windows Server 2003? The help shows a maximum time-out period at 600 seconds.

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A workaround might be to set a scheduled task but it is not comfortable ... – ITAlin Mar 13 '13 at 15:50
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Not possible. However, as an alternative, you could create a scheduled task to run shutdown.exe x number of seconds from the current time, using a powershell script. Or, better yet, use powershell's set-sleep in a script to delay executing shutdown.exe until You're ready.

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You can try using the at command to push it off to a later time:

at 9:30 shutdown -t 30 -f -s
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