Create a Custom Detection Script for XMedia Recode (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 XMedia Recode using PowerShell.

Install and Configure Automated Web...
Install and Configure Automated Web Application Security Testing Tool (Acunetix) in Windows

How to Create a Custom Detection Script for XMedia Recode

XMedia Recode (File Detection Method)

## Check for XMedia Recode (File Detection Method)
$XMediaRecodeExe = (Get-ChildItem -Path "C:\Program Files\XMedia Recode*\XMedia Recode.exe","C:\Program Files (x86)\XMedia Recode*\XMedia Recode.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)
$XMediaRecodeExe.FullName
$XMediaRecodePath = $($XMediaRecodeExe.FullName).Replace("C:\Program Files\","").Replace("C:\Program Files (x86)\","")
$FileVersion = (Get-Item -Path "$($XMediaRecodeExe.FullName)" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion

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

Example:

If([String](Get-Item -Path "$Env:ProgramFiles\XMedia Recode 64bit\XMedia Recode.exe","${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\XMedia Recode 64bit\XMedia Recode.exe" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).VersionInfo.FileVersion -ge "3.5.6.6"){
Write-Host "Installed"
Exit 0
}
else {
Exit 1
}

XMedia Recode (Registry Detection Method)

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

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

Example:

If([Version](Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{D31E6E69-4C6A-42CC-926F-CC7B186864EB}_is1','HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{D31E6E69-4C6A-42CC-926F-CC7B186864EB}_is1' -Name DisplayVersion -ea SilentlyContinue) -ge '3.5.6.6') {
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.

Recent Posts