If exam time wasn’t hard enough, an Atlanta university has accidentally wiped all PCs running Windows 7.
An accidentat Emory University this weekend saw a Windows 7 deployment image sent to all Windows machines, including laptops, desktops, and even servers. According to The Next Web, the reimaging started with a repartition/reformat set of tasks. As soon as the accident was discovered, the SCCM server was powered off – however, by that time, the SCCM server itself had been repartitioned and reformatted.
The original page with details of the incident has now been made private, but according to Winbeta, by the time the deployment server was switched off, it had itself been formatted; what then followed was huge clean-up operation.
It reported that the deployed image included a number of key applications such as Office, while other such as Visio and Project required manual installation, meaning IT technicians worked through the night to restore mission critical computers to help speed up the process of getting others systems back up and running in a somewhat automated fashion.