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Hello, My friend wants to some help with formatting a server. (if thats possible) he wants everything off of it.)

I believe he has windows XP on the tower/server.

What commands can i use in the command prompt to erase his server?
Can i use Dban to erase everything?

Im compleatly new to the whole server thing, so any step by step, would be amazing. =)

Thank you

-Greg
post #2 of 5
When it comes to wiping a server, it's just like a desktop. DBAN it and call it a day.
post #3 of 5
Just like windows though if it has remote access/Lights out management but you want to ensure that is reset too
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Do servers start up the same way as PCs do?
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Many of them have RAID cards, which does alter the process that you need to follow for formatting the drives. Other than that, once you push the power button they generally act similarly to desktops.
    
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