bootcfg timeout

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Changes the operating system time-out value.

Syntax

bootcfg /timeout <timeoutvalue> [/s <computer> [/u <domain>\<user> /p <password>]]

Parameters

Parameter Description
/timeout <timeoutvalue> Specifies the timeout value in the [boot loader] section. The <timeoutvalue> is the number of seconds the user has to select an operating system from the boot loader screen before NTLDR loads the default. The valid range for <timeoutvalue> is 0-999. If the value is 0, NTLDR immediately starts the default operating system without displaying the boot loader screen.
/s <computer> Specifies the name or IP address of a remote computer (don't use backslashes). The default is the local computer.
/u <domain>\<user> Runs the command with the account permissions of the user specified by <user> or <domain>\<user>. The default is the permissions of the current logged on user on the computer issuing the command.
/p <password> Specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /u parameter.
/? Displays help at the command prompt.

Examples

To use the bootcfg /timeout command:

bootcfg /timeout 30
bootcfg /s srvmain /u maindom\hiropln /p p@ssW23 /timeout 50

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