Create a Custom Detection Script for PDF-XChange Lite Printer (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 PDF-XChange Lite Printer using PowerShell.

How to Create a Custom Detection Script for PDF-XChange Lite

PDF-XChange Lite Printer (File Detection Method)

## Check for PDF-XChange Lite Printer (File Detection Method)
$PDFXLiteExe = (Get-ChildItem -Path "C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF-XChange Lite\pdfSaverL.exe","C:\Program Files (x86)\Tracker Software\PDF-XChange Lite\pdfSaverL.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)
$PDFXLiteExe.FullName
$PDFXLitePath = $($PDFXLiteExe.FullName).Replace("C:\Program Files\","").Replace("C:\Program Files (x86)\","")
$FileVersion = (Get-Item -Path "$($PDFXLiteExe.FullName)" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion

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

Example:

If([String](Get-Item -Path "$Env:ProgramFiles\Tracker Software\PDF-XChange Lite\pdfSaverL.exe","${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\Tracker Software\PDF-XChange Lite\pdfSaverL.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion -ge "9.4.362.0"){
Write-Host "Installed"
Exit 0
}
else {
Exit 1
}

PDF-XChange Lite Printer (Registry Detection Method)

## Check for PDF-XChange Lite Printer (Registry Detection Method)
$PDFXLite = Get-ChildItem -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall","HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" | Get-ItemProperty | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -like 'PDF-XChange Lite*' -and $_.UninstallString -notlike '*MsiExec.exe*' } | Select-Object -Property DisplayName, DisplayVersion, PSChildName
$PDFXLite.DisplayVersion
$PDFXLite.PSChildName

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

Example:

If([Version](Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{1af00dca-8e1d-4e6b-ac61-3f163095bb15}','HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{1af00dca-8e1d-4e6b-ac61-3f163095bb15}' -Name DisplayVersion -ea SilentlyContinue) -ge '9.4.362.0') {
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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