Create a Custom Detection Script for iTunes (Microsoft Store App) (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 iTunes (Microsoft Store App) using PowerShell.

How to Create a Custom Detection Script for iTunes (Microsoft Store App)

iTunes (Microsoft Store App) (File Detection Method)

  • Install the version of iTunes (Microsoft Store App) you want to deploy on a test box or VM
  • Open Windows PowerShell ISE by Right-Clicking on Windows PowerShell ISE and selecting Run as Administrator
  • Copy the following code into the Windows PowerShell ISE
## Check for iTunes App (File Detection Method)
$iTunesApp = (Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where-Object Name -like 'AppleInc.iTunes' | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Version -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)

## Create Text File with iTunes App File Detection Method
$FilePath = "C:\Windows\Temp\iTunes_App_Detection_Method.txt"
New-Item -Path "$FilePath" -Force
Set-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "`$iTunesApp = Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where-Object Name -like 'AppleInc.iTunes' | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Version -ea SilentlyContinue"
Add-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "If (`$iTunesApp -ge '$iTunesApp'){"
Add-Content -Path "$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 iTunes (Microsoft Store App) Detection Method script required to detect the current version of iTunes (Microsoft Store App) that is installed on the device you are running the script from.


$iTunesApp = Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where-Object Name -like 'AppleInc.iTunes' | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Version -ea SilentlyContinue
If ($iTunesApp -ge '12124.1.57017.0'){
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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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