Create a Custom Detection Script for Bulk Rename Utility (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 Bulk Rename Utility using PowerShell.

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How to Create a Custom Detection Script for Bulk Rename Utility

Bulk Rename Utility (File Detection Method)

## Check for Bulk Rename Utility (File Detection Method)
$BRUtilityExe = (Get-ChildItem -Path "C:\Program Files\Bulk Rename Utility\Bulk Rename Utility.exe","C:\Program Files (x86)\Bulk Rename Utility\Bulk Rename Utility.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)
$BRUtilityExe.FullName
$BRUtilityPath = $($BRUtilityExe.FullName).Replace("C:\Program Files\","").Replace("C:\Program Files (x86)\","")
$FileVersion = (Get-Item -Path "$($BRUtilityExe.FullName)" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion

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

Example:

If([String](Get-Item -Path "$Env:ProgramFiles\Bulk Rename Utility\Bulk Rename Utility.exe","${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\Bulk Rename Utility\Bulk Rename Utility.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion -ge "3.4.4.0"){
Write-Host "Installed"
Exit 0
}
else {
Exit 1
}

Bulk Rename Utility (Registry Detection Method)

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

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

Example:

If([Version](Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Bulk Rename Utility Installation_is1','HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Bulk Rename Utility Installation_is1' -Name DisplayVersion -ea SilentlyContinue) -ge '3.4.4.0') {
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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