Create a Custom Detection Script for Azure Storage Explorer (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 Azure Storage Explorer using PowerShell.

How to Create a Custom Detection Script for Azure Storage Explorer

Azure Storage Explorer (File Detection Method)

## Check for Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer (File Detection Method)
$StorageExplorerExe = (Get-ChildItem -Path "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer\StorageExplorer.exe","C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer\StorageExplorer.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)
$StorageExplorerExe.FullName
$StorageExplorerPath = $($StorageExplorerExe.FullName).Replace("C:\Program Files\","").Replace("C:\Program Files (x86)\","")
$FileVersion = (Get-Item -Path "$($StorageExplorerExe.FullName)" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion

## Create Text File with Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer File Detection Method
$FilePath = "C:\Windows\Temp\Azure_Storage_Explorer_Detection_Method.txt"
New-Item -Path "$FilePath" -Force
Set-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "If([String](Get-Item -Path `"`$Env:ProgramFiles\$StorageExplorerPath`",`"`${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\$StorageExplorerPath`" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion -ge `"$FileVersion`"){"
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 Azure Storage Explorer Detection Method script required to detect the current version of Azure Storage Explorer that is installed on the device you are running the script from.

Example:

If([String](Get-Item -Path "$Env:ProgramFiles\Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer\StorageExplorer.exe","${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer\StorageExplorer.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion -ge "1.25.1"){
Write-Host "Installed"
Exit 0
}
else {
Exit 1
}

Azure Storage Explorer (Registry Detection Method)

## Check for Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer (Registry Detection Method)
$StorageExplorer = Get-ChildItem -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall","HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" | Get-ItemProperty | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -like '*Azure Storage Explorer*' } | Select-Object -Property DisplayName, DisplayVersion, PSChildName
$StorageExplorer.DisplayVersion
$StorageExplorer.PSChildName

## Create Text File with Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer Registry Detection Method
$FilePath = "C:\Windows\Temp\Azure_Storage_Explorer_Detection_Method.txt"
New-Item -Path "$FilePath" -Force
Set-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "If([Version](Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$($StorageExplorer.PSChildName)','HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$($StorageExplorer.PSChildName)' -Name DisplayVersion -ea SilentlyContinue) -ge '$($StorageExplorer.DisplayVersion)') {"
Add-Content -Path "$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 Azure Storage Explorer Detection Method script required to detect the current version of Azure Storage Explorer that is installed on the device you are running the script from.

Example:

If([Version](Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{8E14ADF3-1B18-4711-87BD-E3827D395466}_is1','HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{8E14ADF3-1B18-4711-87BD-E3827D395466}_is1' -Name DisplayVersion -ea SilentlyContinue) -ge '1.25.1') {
Write-Host "Installed"
Exit 0
}
else {
Exit 1
}

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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