Create a Custom Detection Script for Autodesk AutoCAD MEP 2023 (PowerShell)


Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager (MEMCM / SCCM) and Microsoft Intune use Detection Rules to determine the presence of Applications & Win32 Apps. The detection rules ensure that application installations only begin to run if the application is not already installed on the device. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to create an updated custom detection script for each new version of Autodesk AutoCAD MEP 2023 using PowerShell.

How to Create a Custom Detection Script for Autodesk AutoCAD MEP 2023

Autodesk AutoCAD MEP 2023 (Registry Detection Method)

## Check for Autodesk AutoCAD MEP 2023 (Registry Detection Method)
$AutoCAD2023 = Get-ChildItem -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" | Get-ItemProperty | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -like '*AutoCAD MEP 2023*' -and $_.UninstallString -like '*C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AdODIS\V1\Installer.exe*' } | Select-Object -Property DisplayName, DisplayVersion, PSChildName
$AutoCAD2023.DisplayVersion
$AutoCAD2023.PSChildName

## Create Text File with Autodesk AutoCAD MEP 2023 Registry Detection Method
$FilePath = "C:\Windows\Temp\AutoCAD_MEP_2023_Detection_Method.txt"
New-Item -Path "$FilePath" -Force
Set-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "If([Version](Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$($AutoCAD2023.PSChildName)' -Name DisplayVersion -ea SilentlyContinue) -ge '$($AutoCAD2023.DisplayVersion)') {"
Add-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "Write-Host `"Installed`""
Add-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "Exit 0"
Add-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "}"
Add-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "else {"
Add-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "Exit 1"
Add-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "}"
Invoke-Item $FilePath
  • Click Run Script (F5)
  • A text file will open with the Autodesk AutoCAD MEP 2023 Detection Method script required to detect the current version of Autodesk AutoCAD MEP 2023 that is installed on the device you are running the script from.

Example:

If([Version](Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A251F840-4CF2-3F56-BD20-F9A75388FD20}' -Name DisplayVersion -ea SilentlyContinue) -ge '8.5.50.0') {
Write-Host "Installed"
Exit 0
}
else {
Exit 1
}
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