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Attempting to wipe 200+ computers

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ChrisH_MD Calculating status...
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Nov 13, 2012 10:27 AM

I am attempting to wipe 200+ Mac's (both Intel and PowerPC based). Is there a more time efficient way of doing it besides booting it into target disk mode and using the disk utility on another to wipe the drive?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to ChrisH_MD)

    Only thing I can think of is if you had Install Discs for them all, or a bootable OS on several external drives.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,620 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 2:05 PM (in response to ChrisH_MD)

    You could write a script to do it for each, this will automate the process. Use AppleScript to develop it. Then all you need to do is load and execute the script on each computer.

  • JShimazaki Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 5:30 PM (in response to rkaufmann87)

    Unfortunately, you can not format a drive using Apple Script because Disk Utility is not scriptable. I would use a Macbook pro or Air model and connect it to the iMac using firewire cable and boot in target disk mode to wipe out the drive. That's probably the easiest way to do it.  OR as rkaufmann87 suggested have the OS discs or on a flashdrive and boot from that and format the drives.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 6:14 PM (in response to ChrisH_MD)

    Just ine at a time.

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