Create a Custom Detection Script for Sublime Merge (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 Sublime Merge using PowerShell.

How to Create a Custom Detection Script for Sublime Merge

Sublime Merge (File Detection Method)

## Check for Sublime Merge (File Detection Method)
$SublimeMergeExe = (Get-ChildItem -Path "C:\Program Files\Sublime Merge\sublime_merge.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)
$SublimeMergePath = $($SublimeMergeExe.FullName).Replace("C:\Program Files\","")
$FileVersion = (Get-Item -Path "$($SublimeMergeExe.FullName)" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersionRaw

## Create Merge File with Sublime Merge File Detection Method
$FilePath = "C:\Windows\Temp\Sublime_Merge_Detection_Method.txt"
New-Item -Path "$FilePath" -Force
Set-Content -Path "$FilePath" -Value "If([String](Get-Item -Path `"`$Env:ProgramFiles\$SublimeMergePath`" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersionRaw -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 Sublime Merge Detection Method script required to detect the current version of Sublime Merge that is installed on the device you are running the script from.


If([String](Get-Item -Path "$Env:ProgramFiles\Sublime Merge\sublime_merge.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersionRaw -ge ""){
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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