KACE Product Support Question

Wiping Disks with KBE Manipulator

06/25/2019 299 views


We used to used a program called lysol to wipe drives with the K2000, but since the PXE boot changes it no longer will boot.

I was hoping to just automate a KBE that would wipe the disk so when we reuse the computer it will not kick the old one off the domain.

I was using the KBE manipulator and trying to add the following DOS commands:


    select disk 0



I then load a win PE environment without the deployment menu and on boot it just comes up to a command prompt, but never runs  the commands.

I also tried to add a batch file and have the dos command call that without success.

Has anyone had any luck getting a KBE to run custom commands or found a quick wipe? I dont need DoD wipe for this and we have a DBAN box elsewhere. This is mostly to just to quickly clean a machine for the next deployment.

Thank you,

Rex H.

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  • Interesting, I really can't find anything on this app called lysol. Any additional information?

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that will not work, diskpart is shell of its own so you need to add the task file to your kbe.

Create a text file like this:

select disk 0

create a directory one your desktop like "kbefiles" and put that file in the directory.

Use the kbem and under configure choose modify tools

save and choose add custom dos commands under configure

Answered 06/25/2019 by: SMal.tmcc
Red Belt

  • you probably can still use the old program. load it in the files like the script txt and call it.
  • This worked great! Thank you.
    • make sure you name it so everyone knows that boot is lethal.
      • Oh yeah. Its named with Caution in all caps and lots of symbols at the beginning and end.

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Have you looked at custom deployments?  https://www.itninja.com/blog/view/custom-deployments

sdelete will give you various options, even for a quick wipe.

Answered 06/25/2019 by: cserrins
Red Belt

  • or you can use your chosen app as well, but custom deployments are easier than building a custom KBE.

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