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

How to Create a Custom Detection Script for Sublime Text

Sublime Text (File Detection Method)

## Check for Sublime Text (File Detection Method)
$SublimeTextExe = (Get-ChildItem -Path "C:\Program Files\Sublime Text\sublime_text.exe","C:\Program Files (x86)\Sublime Text\sublime_text.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)
$SublimeTextPath = $($SublimeTextExe.FullName).Replace("C:\Program Files\","").Replace("C:\Program Files (x86)\","")
$FileVersion = (Get-Item -Path "$($SublimeTextExe.FullName)" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersionRaw

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


If([String](Get-Item -Path "$Env:ProgramFiles\Sublime Text\sublime_text.exe","${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\Sublime Text\sublime_text.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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