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Q: Server Data Erasure Deployment Software

I have used the software called Blancco Wan Server which is for erasing hard drives over a network.

I am looking for alternatives.

The software must be able to run on a server, provide DHCP and PXE booting to allow clients to connect and begin data erasure.
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Title basically sums it up. Looks like WDS is my best bet, but just want to make sure and see if anyone has any other suggestions.

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Hello ,

When sending an image from the WDS to the Tecra i get an error message telling me that the wds could not connect to the tecra , because of a missing driver.

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I've downloaded a lot of drivers i can't find out which is the right one.
When connecting a different laptop from an other brand it works fine

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Has your Tecra ?factory settings? or you have installed and configured OS on your own?
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A:Server Deployment not working for certain apps on certain systems


Actually it may be a group policy setting. I examined services and settings on the machines as well as local and global administrators and everyone was what they should be.
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A:Any image deployment software suggestions?

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A:Acronis Software Vista Image Deployment

I've always just attached the target media device and booted the Acrois CD to create the image.
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I'm using vm workstation.
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Pleas help me, it is a little urgent... I really don't know what's wrong...
Greets Timothy

A:A connection to the deployment share could not be made. The deployment will not proceed. ?? Help me pleas :(

Resolved the problems !
It was the bloody firewall! probably it is resolved in a new update but I didn't installed any updates because in belgium we have still a download limit. :)
Thanks for all the help of you and the time you spended on my issue!
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Q: erasure

If I buy a new computer and have all the data tranferred to the new one, what is the best way to erase everything on the old computer?


Ive used this in the past, have a look at link below.
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A:software to monitor devies on network, data speeds, data usage ?

Since no one has replied. Here`s a google of programs.

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Any help is appreciated.


A:n00b question about hdd erasure

Hello HWY7

Yes, just hook them all up at once, and load up disk management. Right click on the partitions and select delete. This will erase the HDDs.

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Gutmann (35 passes)
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US Air Force 5020 (3 Passes)
US Army (3 passes)

Anyone know how many passes are done with the Default?

How long would it take to do the 35 pass option? What about the 7 pass option?


A:Which method of Erasure for using the Eraser program?

Some will say one pass (Eraser default) others will say as many as possible. Personally I defer to Bruce Scheiner's (7 passes) security knowledge.

Time-wise it depends on the size of the drive. For 500G 7 passes will likely take up to 4 hours, 35 passes could take all day or more.

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A:Automated Partition Erasure tool or script

You can certainly boot from an install disk and run the clean command from diskpart. That would take less than a minute and a few keystrokes.

I'd guess someone could rig up a script to do it automatically.

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Your first action would be to make sure you are auditing events such as logons (success and failure), object access (success and failure), Policy Change (success), account management (success and failure), priviledge use (success). To set auditing, Start - Programs - Administrative Tools - Local Security policy, then open Local policies and audit policy. You should also check what is available under the security policies. Make sure that the Guest account is disabled, and you may want to set permissions on the folders (NTFS only) to eliminate the everyone access rights. Set the permissions for known users only (this is not to be taken lightly, it must be planned well to avoid users not being able to access what they need). The print spooler folder needs access for everyone to print, and some system folders need to be able to write temp files to.

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$700 is a little cheap for a server thats:

very realiable, fast server that's basically safe from any data lossClick to expand...

Esp.the word fast.

Heres my two cents:
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A:Data Recovery Software

RTHaworth said:

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Hi Richard,

Well, for starters, here is a list of tools for data recovery:
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WinHex: or

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A:Data recovery? Software?

MeinDCIC said:

I have a drive that is not working. When I hook it up as a slave / 2nd drive I get a ton of "File record segment XXXX is unreadable". Can someone reccomend a good free drive recovery software program??? Or even something that is inexpensive.

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I found these two softwares that might be of use to you:

Data Recovery Software:
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D/L the diagnostics program for your HD

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If it is just the system that wont boot, you could use a live CD
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A:Data Recovery Software

Have a look at these here,
Free Data Recovery Tools
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A:Data recovery? Software?

Please, don't post duplicates in multiple forums. Continue here:
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A:Data recovery software?


you could try this. or can try this one but don't think it is free. but i heard its one of the better ones.
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A:Data Recovery software

In my opinion, if you don't have to recover all of files on your disk,  you can try to use some free data recovery software (Panda Recovery. etc) to recover data previously. However, if there are a lot of files needed to be recovered, it is also recommended to contact professional Data Recovery Company such as you mentioned one. Best RegardsDale
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A:Best Data Recovery Software ?

I have had very good luck with GetDataBack . . not free, but you can try it to see if it recovers anything
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A:Data Recovery software?

You can get a Demo Version of a program called "GetBackData", run it and see if it finds the data that you are missing due to formatting your hard drive, it you can see the missing data then I recommend getting the full version, it is about $80.00. URL to get GetBackData, make sure you get the version for your file system type NTFS or FAT32:
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A:Back up data software

I use TaskZip, it allows you to specify multiple folders and/or files, compresses them into ZIP files, and allows multiple generations of backups to co-exist. It allows you to schedule backups for every day, week, or month.

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Did I mention it was free?
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A:Best Software for data recovery

I have had great success with Recover My Files and you can find it here:

And no- you cannot load the program onto the hard drive that you are trying to recover files from. You will have to do one of two things.

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2- Using a friends computer- install the drive that you wish to recover in their computer as a slave drive (provided they are compatable). Install the program and then run. Because it is installed as a slave drive- it the program will run much faster.

In any event - it will not be quick and easy. You cannnot install it on a slave drive in the original computer as it will still be using system files from the C: drive to perform the scan.

Also- yes, sometimes files cannot be opened as they are corrupt. This is because, each time the computer is turned on and used- it is partially writing over files. Therefore- some will be damaged/corrrupt. The very best thing is to not use the computer until you have run the recovery program. Like I said at the begining- I have had great luck with the above mentioned program.


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princesskit said:

Is there a program out there that will erase all data and internet sites after a user logs off? I know how to do it manually I just don't want to have to do it everytime I log off.Click to expand...

You might try C Cleaner.
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Hi Dean4377,

Check this out: Data Recovery Software Products - Runtime Software Products

Hope everything works out well for you.
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A:Data Recovery Software?

Have a look at these suggestions just want to add, the less you do with the hard drive until you decide what action to take, the better. I wouldn't even turn it on until you attempt recovery
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A:Data recovery software

O&O recovery and file scavenger I use
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Cound anyone please help me.

Thank you for your valuable time.

A:Need software which compresses the data.

Try IzArc , or 7-zip ... both are free.
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A:Data recovery software??


A good free program many have had success with is Diskdigger. A paid program I have had good luck with is Kernel Data Recovery.

Hope this helps,
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Sunday backup of all the data to a laptop in another building
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notification features are the most important
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Hmm, sounds interesting. Maybe you have a network problem?
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Have you considered the .zip archive function built into Windows 7?

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What Data Recovery Software is the best as far as recovering files with accurate file names from a RAW source?

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Can a $mft file that the DR software finds be used by the MBR to recreate file and folder structures either for normal operations or better data recovery?