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I want to remotely restart a bunch of computers, but I do not want them all to reboot at the same time. I have a batch file below that i want to insert a WAIT command, so that the batch file will execute a command on one line, wait maybe 5 minutes, then go to the next line execute the command, wait 3 minutes, execute the command, etc.

what is the command i will put after each line to tell the batch to wait before moving to the next line?
shutdown -m \\servername1 -r -f
shutdown -m \\servername2 -r -f
shutdown -m \\servername3 -r -f
shutdown -m \\servername4 -r -f
shutdown -m \\servername5 -r -f
shutdown -m \\servername6 -r -f
shutdown -m \\servername7 -r -f

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by:Jholguin
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I had a situation where I needed to add a delay to a batch file as well and I used ping for X number of seconds:

ping -n X 127.0.0.1 > NUL

so for 5 minutes just add 300 for X and you're good to go.
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keamo earned 2000 total points
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Can you try the "sleep" command...?

C:\>sleep
Usage:  sleep      time-to-sleep-in-seconds
        sleep [-m] time-to-sleep-in-milliseconds
        sleep [-c] commited-memory ratio (1%-100%)
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by:keamo
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"Sleep.exe" is part of the W2K3 Resource kit.
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