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Wiping a disk with MDT task sequence?

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  • I'm thinking that I could use MDT/WDS to do a secure disk wipe for old computers. Has anyone implemented something like this with MDT? 

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:32 AM

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  • Take a look at the "Client Replace" Task sequence template supplied with MDT

    This Task Sequence is designed to de-commission a client computer, first saving the data to a external network share.

    The task sequence also calls the ZTIWipeDisk.wsf script to peform a multi-pass wipe of all partitions.

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    Then again, if you have machines with sensitive information on them, you should be using disk encryption like Bitlocker to ensure that the data is protected. Simply install a new OS without suspending the old BitLocker protection.


    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] - http://DeploymentLive.com

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:07 PM
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  • If you want to do this from a MT task sequence, create a custom task sequence. In that sequence Format the drive, then run  Sysinternals sdelete (or an alike tool ). should be pretty straightforward :)

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897443


    MCP/MCSA/MCTS/MCITP

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:43 PM
  • Take a look at the "Client Replace" Task sequence template supplied with MDT

    This Task Sequence is designed to de-commission a client computer, first saving the data to a external network share.

    The task sequence also calls the ZTIWipeDisk.wsf script to peform a multi-pass wipe of all partitions.

    ...

    Then again, if you have machines with sensitive information on them, you should be using disk encryption like Bitlocker to ensure that the data is protected. Simply install a new OS without suspending the old BitLocker protection.


    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] - http://DeploymentLive.com

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:07 PM
    Moderator
  • I tried to test client replace  task sequence. I deleted all the backup related steps from ts and left only wipe disk and added WipeDisk=True to customsettings.ini. It does nothing and gives no errors. What else I need to do  before I can use ZTIWupeDisk.wsf?



    • Edited by jqx12 Monday, September 22, 2014 6:36 PM
    Monday, September 22, 2014 6:35 PM
  • If you are still having problems getting this to run, copy the bdd.log file to a public site like OneDrive and copy the link here.

    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] - http://DeploymentLive.com

    Monday, September 22, 2014 9:47 PM
    Moderator