Vista Shutdown Command - Timer Message Not Appearing

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bildo123

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Hello all,

This morning I attempted to execute the shutdown command to shut down my computer an hour and a half from the time I executed the command. This is how I typed it.

shutdown -s -t 5400

Nada, nothing, zippo happens. I remember dabbling with this command in the past and I was 98% certain a message box appears telling you how much time to go. I came to work and tried it on the Win 7 machine and boom, there it was! "Windows will shutdown in 90 minutes." What the hell? I'm running Windows Vista Basic. Why didn't I get a time prompt/reminder? Thanks.
 
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Check out this site: http://itsvista.com/2007/03/shutdown/

If its correct Vistas shutdown timer maxes at 600 (which Im not sure I believe)

Also try the /i - Forces a GUI launch and /f which forces shutdown (Ive had problmes with computers not shutting down on time because some A-hole program is taking its time responding to the shutdown command).

wanamingo

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Check out this site: http://itsvista.com/2007/03/shutdown/

If its correct Vistas shutdown timer maxes at 600 (which Im not sure I believe)

Also try the /i - Forces a GUI launch and /f which forces shutdown (Ive had problmes with computers not shutting down on time because some A-hole program is taking its time responding to the shutdown command).
 
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bildo123

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Thanks, just so happens that actually is correct. I just tried 60 seconds vs. 5400 and the 60 seconds works fine. I can't understand how, who, what, where, when, why they would do this. I suppose I'll just setup task scheduler. Thanks.
 
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