27 March 2015

OS Detection

Posted By: Mick Pletcher - 11:37 AM

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Recently, we added the Windows 8.1 operating system to the company domain. I ran into the problem of deploying Adobe Flash Player to these systems because the ActiveX does not get installed. The issue came up in SCCM where I needed a detection method for the OS using file, registry, or product ID. I needed a way to detect the plugin and windows 8.1 to be able to validate a successful deployment. This gave me the idea to write a powershell script to place a file in the windows directory that is named for the operating system that is running. It makes for easy OS detection in SCCM for future deployments.



 <#  
 .SYNOPSIS  
   Operating System  
 .DESCRIPTION  
   This script will detect what operating system is installed  
   and write a file named for that OS to the windows directory.  
 .EXAMPLE  
   powershell.exe -executionpolicy bypass -file OperatingSytem.ps1  
 #>  
   
 cls  
 $OS = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_OperatingSystem -ComputerName .  
 Switch ($OS.Version) {  
      5.0.2195 {New-Item -Name "Windows 2000" -Path $env:windir -ItemType File}  
      5.1.2600 {New-Item -Name "Windows XP" -Path $env:windir -ItemType File}  
      5.2.3790 {New-Item -Name "Windows XP 64-Bit" -Path $env:windir -ItemType File}  
      6.0.6000 {New-Item -Name "Windows Vista" -Path $env:windir -ItemType File}  
      6.0.6001 {New-Item -Name "Windows Vista SP1" -Path $env:windir -ItemType File}  
      6.0.6002 {New-Item -Name "Windows Vista SP2" -Path $env:windir -ItemType File}  
      6.1.7600 {New-Item -Name "Windows 7" -Path $env:windir -ItemType File}  
      6.1.7601 {New-Item -Name "Windows 7 SP1" -Path $env:windir -ItemType File}  
      6.2.9200 {New-Item -Name "Windows 8" -Path $env:windir -ItemType File}  
      6.3.9600 {New-Item -Name "Windows 8.1" -Path $env:windir -ItemType File}  
 }  
   

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