I just installed the EOS utility program and wanted to know if it's possible to tell the program to take let's say 10 or 15 or 40 shots in a row, well you get the idea.
I am unsure about EOS Utilities working for the number of shots in a row but an Android App Called DSLR Controller (Beta) works really well with my T4i and when i had a T2i. I havent tested it for the 7D mark ii yet. If you can get a micro usb to micro usb or an android tablet with a USB Port for the standard cord. the app lets you program lots of settings like number of pictures, at how many seconds apart, aperture, shutter speed, iso, change settings by brightness after each photo, etc.
I used it for a time lapse of completing the patio in my backyard a few years back and it worked pretty well, to make a time laps of my buddies wedding head table, to get self photos where 10 seconds isn't enough time to get behind the camera, review my RAW images while I'm on the road some where and want to see it on a larger screen.
I would really recommend looking into it and see if it might work for your Canon Camera.
DSLR Controller (BETA) - it costs about $7.99 (CAD or USD, i forget)
Remote Release - A Test app before purchasing the DSLR Controller
Yes, it is possible to program a specific number of shots with EOS Utility. It is also possible to define the interval between shots and the shutter speed and aperture value for each shot. You can also set it to do exposure bracketing as well.
For more about the capabilities of EOS Utility, please see Getting the Most From EOS Utility.
Here's a direct link to an older version of the EOS Utility Instruction Manual. Newer versions are downloadable from Canon's websites, but are not accessible as direct links.