Create a Custom Detection Script for Big Ideas Math (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 Big Ideas Math using PowerShell.

How to Create a Custom Detection Script for Big Ideas Math

Big Ideas Math (File Detection Method)

## Check for Big Ideas Math (File Detection Method)
$BigIdeasMathExe = (Get-ChildItem -Path "C:\Program Files\Big Ideas Learning\Big Ideas Math\Big Ideas Math.exe","C:\Program Files (x86)\Big Ideas Learning\Big Ideas Math\Big Ideas Math.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)
$BigIdeasMathExe.FullName
$BigIdeasMathPath = $($BigIdeasMathExe.FullName).Replace("C:\Program Files\","").Replace("C:\Program Files (x86)\","")
$FileVersion = (Get-Item -Path "$($BigIdeasMathExe.FullName)" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion

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

Example:

If([String](Get-Item -Path "$Env:ProgramFiles\Big Ideas Learning\Big Ideas Math\Big Ideas Math.exe","${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\Big Ideas Learning\Big Ideas Math\Big Ideas Math.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion -ge "2.1.0.55788"){
Write-Host "Installed"
Exit 0
}
else {
Exit 1
}

Big Ideas Math (Registry Detection Method)

## Check for Big Ideas Math (Registry Detection Method)
$BigIdeasMath = Get-ChildItem -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall","HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" | Get-ItemProperty | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -match 'Big Ideas Math' } | Select-Object -Property DisplayName, DisplayVersion, PSChildName
$BigIdeasMath.DisplayVersion
$BigIdeasMath.PSChildName

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

Example:

If([Version](Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{2D230441-F84C-43F9-B6E2-8519832B3362}','HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{2D230441-F84C-43F9-B6E2-8519832B3362}' -Name DisplayVersion -ea SilentlyContinue) -ge '2.1.0.55788') {
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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