We had a macbook stolen last night and because we have our KACE open to the internet the machine should still check in (if it hasnt already been wiped by the theif) and we would like to be able to remotely remove any sensitive data.


Could somone point me in the direction of a scripting command to accomplish this?

0 Comments   [ + ] Show Comments


Please log in to comment

Community Chosen Answer


Since it has the agent, wouldn't this give you an IP address that you could report to the police to track down?

Lead L3 Enterprise Solutions Engineer, K2000
If my response was helpful, please rate it!

Answered 07/12/2012 by: cserrins
Red Belt

Please log in to comment



This is a k2000 script to delete and Create Single HFS+ Partition on disk0.  do not know if it will work with the OS active on the disk.


if [ `arch` = 'ppc' -o `arch` = 'ppc64' ]; then
/usr/sbin/diskutil partitionDisk disk0 $PartitionType "Journaled HFS+" "$KACE_SYSTEM_DRIVE_NAME" "100%"

Answered 07/10/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
Red Belt

Please log in to comment

It won't format the drive, but if you know the root password, I think you could use the KBOX to run an online shell script with something like what I have below.  It would basically cause the system not to boot.

sudo rm -rf /
shutdown - r now

Answered 07/10/2012 by: jknox
Red Belt

  • This might not help now, but it might in the future: http://osxdaily.com/2012/03/17/remote-wipe-a-mac/
Please log in to comment
Answer this question or Comment on this question for clarity