I am currently running a domain with Windows Server 2012 R2 as the DC. Is there a way I can format every single hard drive within the domain then fill all the drives with useless data so the original information isn't easily recoverable? The goal is the create a security application that I can trigger in the event there is a break in.

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    This seems like a pretty silly idea. If there is a breakin, wouldn't the attackers just turn off the power? Better solution: Setup full disk encryption, just computers off when they are not in use.
    – Zoredache
    Mar 14, 2014 at 1:03
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    Encrypt! Data on formatted drive is still recoverable!
    – G Koe
    Mar 14, 2014 at 2:03
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    I think you need to think this through: 1. Are robbers going to patiently wait for your format and re-write to finish before unplugging? 2. How is it going to trigger? The cost of a false alarm is astronomical! 3. What about machines that are powered down? Encryption is the key here. Mar 14, 2014 at 3:14

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Run full disk encryption and in case of break-in just wipe the data or use a program like RDFC to overwrite important files.

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