Intel® vPro™ Use Case Reference Design - Remote Drive Erase



Remotely erase a managed client’s hard disk drive with Intel® vPro™ technology.

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Detailed Description

Intel® vPro™ technology gives the Information Technology (IT) professional the capability to remotely erase the hard disk on a managed client with Intel vPro technology. The procedure described in this document boots a small Linux* OS (an ISO file) on the remote managed client and then allows the IT professional to erase the client's hard drive. The ISO can be configured to send the IT professional an email containing the remote client's serial number and other identifying information so that a record exists of the remote disk wipe. This can be useful in the event a remote PC (say, in the field) must be physically shipped to the company's IT department—the PC's data can be completely removed before the PC is shipped.

Note that the process described in this document assumes you have gained access to the remote system's hard drive using the Remote Drive Share software and procedures, available at the link below: