Create a Custom Detection Script for Microsoft Command Line Utilities for SQL Server (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 Microsoft Command Line Utilities for SQL Server using PowerShell.

How to Create a Custom Detection Script for Microsoft Command Line Utilities for SQL Server

Microsoft Command Line Utilities for SQL Server (Registry Detection Method)

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

## Create Text File with Microsoft Command Line Utilities for SQL Server Registry Detection Method
$FilePath = "C:\Windows\Temp\MsSqlCmdLnUtils_Detection_Method.txt"
New-Item -Path "$FilePath" -Force
Set-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "If([Version](Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$($MsSqlCmdLnUtils.PSChildName)','HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$($MsSqlCmdLnUtils.PSChildName)' -Name DisplayVersion -ea SilentlyContinue) -ge '$($MsSqlCmdLnUtils.DisplayVersion)') {"
Add-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "Write-Host `"Installed`""
Add-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "}"
Invoke-Item $FilePath
  • Click Run Script (F5)
  • A text file will open with the Microsoft Command Line Utilities for SQL Server Detection Method script required to detect the current version of Microsoft Command Line Utilities for SQL Server that is installed on the device you are running the script from.

Example:

If([Version](Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{EDA3FABE-E481-4E69-A7B0-E845DF0FEC22}','HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{EDA3FABE-E481-4E69-A7B0-E845DF0FEC22}' -Name DisplayVersion -ea SilentlyContinue) -ge '15.0.2000.5') {
Write-Host "Installed"
}
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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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