Create a Custom Detection Script for Mozilla Thunderbird (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 the Mozilla Thunderbird using PowerShell.

How to Create a Custom Detection Script for Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird (File Detection Method)

## Check for Mozilla Thunderbird (File Detection Method)
$ThunderbirdExe = (Get-ChildItem -Path "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe","C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)
$ThunderbirdExe.FullName
$ThunderbirdPath = $($ThunderbirdExe.FullName).Replace("C:\Program Files\","").Replace("C:\Program Files (x86)\","")
$FileVersion = (Get-Item -Path "$($ThunderbirdExe.FullName)" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion

## Create Text File with Mozilla Thunderbird File Detection Method
$FilePath = "C:\Windows\Temp\Thunderbird_Detection_Method.txt"
New-Item -Path "$FilePath" -Force
Set-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "If([String](Get-Item -Path `"`$Env:ProgramFiles\$ThunderbirdPath`",`"`${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\$ThunderbirdPath`" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion -ge `"$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

Example:

If([String](Get-Item -Path "$Env:ProgramFiles\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe","${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion -ge "102.1.0"){
Write-Host "Installed"
Exit 0
}
else {
Exit 1
}

Mozilla Thunderbird (Registry Detection Method)

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

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

Example:

If([Version](Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Mozilla Thunderbird 102.1.0 (x64 en-US)','HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Mozilla Thunderbird 102.1.0 (x64 en-US)' -Name DisplayVersion -ea SilentlyContinue) -ge '102.1.0') {
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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