Create a Custom Detection Script for Dell Peripheral Manager (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 Dell Peripheral Manager using PowerShell.

How to Create a Custom Detection Script for Dell Peripheral Manager

Dell Peripheral Manager (File Detection Method)

## Check for Dell Peripheral Manager (File Detection Method)
$PeripheralManagerExe = (Get-ChildItem -Path "C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Peripheral Manager\DPM.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)
$PeripheralManagerExe.FullName
$PeripheralManagerPath = $($PeripheralManagerExe.FullName).Replace("C:\Program Files\","")
$FileVersion = (Get-Item -Path "$($PeripheralManagerExe.FullName)" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion

## Create Text File with Dell Peripheral Manager File Detection Method
$FilePath = "C:\Windows\Temp\Dell_Peripheral_Manager_Detection_Method.txt"
New-Item -Path "$FilePath" -Force
Set-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "If([String](Get-Item -Path `"`$Env:ProgramFiles\$PeripheralManagerPath`" -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 Dell Peripheral Manager Detection Method script required to detect the current version of Dell Peripheral Manager that is installed on the device you are running the script from.

Example:

If([String](Get-Item -Path "$Env:ProgramFiles\Dell\Dell Peripheral Manager\DPM.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion -ge "1.6.3"){
Write-Host "Installed"
Exit 0
}
else {
Exit 1
}

Dell Peripheral Manager (Registry Detection Method)

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

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

Example:

If([Version](Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Dell Peripheral Manager' -Name DisplayVersion -ea SilentlyContinue) -ge '1.6.3') {
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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