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Format a machines d Drive remotely.

Hi,

Is there a way to format a machines drive remotely.

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Sharath
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carceneaCommented:
If you remote control the machine whether using remote desktop, symantec pcanywhere, or vnc you can go about formatting the machine as you would normally do.

Are you trying to use a script to format a bunch of computers?
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Farhan KaziSystems EngineerCommented:
I would recommend to format drives interactively (not through script):

Click Start -> Run -> compmgmt.msc -> Right click on "Computer Management (local) -> Select "Connect to another computer..." -> Select Computer name from the list ->  From "Storage" select "Disk Management" -> Right Click on Partition that you want to format -> Select "Format..." -> Check "Perform a quick format" -> Click OK.
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Is there any way to do this with a script.When i need to do this for many computers it would be useful.
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Farhan KaziSystems EngineerCommented:
Not sure about formatting through script :( too risky!
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